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Grand Haven City Beach

Grand Haven City Beach

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: No
Fee: None
Description
Grand Haven City Beach is one of the more popular city beaches located on Lake Michigan. Nestled by beachfront restaurant - The Bil-Mar - and Grand Haven State Park beach, this free beach is a summertime favorite. And great news for dog owners - the beach welcomes all leashed dogs! However, they recently changed their dog policy, allowing dogs on-leash before 11:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Before and after these two holidays, dogs are permitted on-leash at all times. Off-leash dogs are not allowed. The city decided to implement the new dog policy in order to alleviate as much conflict as possible and make the beach an enjoyable place for all. Dogs are not allowed north of the southernmost swim buoy during the bustling summer months, so please plan accordingly. 

Grand Haven City Beach is a very popular wedding destination for a small fee of $25. All weddings must be held south of The Bil-Mar restaurant, and there cannot be more than 100 guests. In addition to weddings, Grand Haven City Beach hosts many other special events, including sand castle building contests, kite events, and pole vaulting. 

The Lake Michigan beach spans an impressive 19.6 acres and boasts approximately 3,250 linear feet of public beach. The parking lot allows for easy access to the water, making it ideal for surfers, paddle boarders, kite surfers, and kayaks. There is also a viewing deck and stairway, picnic tables, and marked swim areas for those interested in cooling off! The beach connects to beautiful Grand Haven Waterfront Trail, giving beachgoers ample opportunities to soak up nature in the area. 

Open dawn to dusk, there is no tree cover so be sure to bring an umbrella or easy-up for shade. The beach remains a favorite amongst dog owners, despite the change in hours and restrictions. 

Address
1223 S Harbor Dr
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Address
1223 S Harbor Dr
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset