Composed of a grassy area and a beachfront area, the Lighthouse Beach and Park are so named because this waterfront spot on Lake Huron is right next to the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. The water in Port Huron is spectacularly clean and clear, but it is important to note that dogs are not allowed on this beach. Your pup won't be missing much since Lighthouse Beach is not recommended for swimming as the water tends to be incredibly deep with strong currents that make it hard for swimmers to stay afloat.
Dogs are welcome on the grassy areas of Lighthouse Beach and Park, and can take a stroll, have a picnic, or just laze around with you while enjoying gorgeous views of the lake. The park offers lots of trees for shade, playgrounds for the little two-leggeds in your pack, and picnic tables and grills for a lovely afternoon meal. Restrooms are available for the humans, but do bring clean-up bags to pick up after your pup. Trash cans are scattered throughout for easy disposal. Amenities are generally closed during the week, but are open Saturdays and Sundays during the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For residents of the City of Port Huron, Fort Gratiot and Port Huron Township, day and season parking is free. Daily parking is $5 for other St. Clair County residents, while season passes run $35. All other non-residents can only purchase a day pass for $10.
Always be prepared for a day in the sun, and be sure to bring enough drinking water for your thirsty pup. Keep your dog leashed throughout your visit.
For a furrific day, you and your dog will love the Lighthouse Beach and Park!