Michigan has beautiful beaches.

If you love beaches, then Michigan is the perfect state for you. Not only do we have the Great Lakes, but Michigan also has countless inland lakes, all with pristine sandy beaches.

That’s one great thing about Michigan. You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy a great vacation, especially if you’re a “beach bum.” Lots of people from across the U.S. come to Michigan to vacation in the spring and summer, including some of my friends in Florida. With that being the case, why not take enjoy the beautiful beaches we have in Michigan and plan your spring getaway or summer vacation right here in the Mitten?

Read on for a list I’ve put together of 25 (okay, it’s 26) of Michigan’s best beaches. There were far too many to include, so I picked 25, but if you have a spot that you believe should be on the list, reach out to me on social media and let me know. One of my favorite spots on this list is Saugatuck, because my uncle lives very close to there off Lake Michigan. Not only does Saugatuck have incredible beaches for as far as the eye can see, but they also have a fun tourist town with little shops that are open during the warm months. A few other very popular spots are Grand Haven and South Haven. Both are on the west side of the state and offer ample public beach space.

By the way, here’s some Lake Michigan trivia for you via Pure Michigan. Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake by surface area. It’s also the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake has a surface area of 22,404 square miles, and its average depth is 279 feet. The lake’s greatest depth is 923 feet. That sounds deep, but the average depth of the ocean is 12,100 feet.

  • South Haven

    Welcome to South Haven, Michigan | South Haven Visitors Bureau

    From the beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan to the eclectic eateries, award-winning wineries, quaint boutiques and the natural scenic surroundings - there's

  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes

    ThinkDunes - Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Silver Lake & Hart MI

    Beyond the miles of sand and shoreline, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area is also known for its scenic parks, treasured historic sites, and valued commerce.

  • P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

    P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

    The entire day-use area, including roads, organizational campground and visitor center, will tentatively close April 1 through July 7, and the campground will tentatively close July 7 through the end of the 2023 camping season. Renovations to the day-use toilet facilities and Gillette Visitor Center are slated for 2024 or later.

  • Grand Haven

    Home - Grand Haven

    For travel information regarding the Grand Haven Area, explore VisitGrandHaven.com and you'll find the best four-season destination in Michigan.

  • Warren Dunes State Park

    Warren Dunes State Park

    Warren Dunes State Park provides 1,952 acres of recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Its rugged dune formation, rising 260 feet above the lake, offers spectacular views and is excellent for hang gliding (permit is required). The park is home to 3 miles of shoreline, 6 miles of hiking trails and two popular campgrounds.

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (U.S. National Park Service)

    Sandstone cliffs, beaches, waterfalls, sand dunes, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Sleeping Bear Dunes | Relax and give way to the uncommon pleasures of tranquil, naturally beautiful settings that many of our locations have to offer.

  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes

    ThinkDunes - Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Silver Lake & Hart MI

    Beyond the miles of sand and shoreline, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area is also known for its scenic parks, treasured historic sites, and valued commerce.

  • St. Joseph

    Visit St. Joseph, Michigan | West Michigan Beachtown | Lake Michigan

    Indulge your senses from your head down to your toes in beautiful Southwestern Michigan.

  • Copper Harbor

  • Rogers City

    Rogers City

    Take a deep breath in and look around. Rogers City has pristine shorelines, magnificent lighthouses, breathtaking falls, scenic parks, boutique stores and memorable people, it is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and experience a less rushed part of the world.

  • Orchard Beach State Park

    Orchard Beach State Park - Manistee County Tourism - Manistee, Michigan

    Orchard Beach State Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A stairway leads from the campground to the beach and self-guided hiking trails are adjacent to the park. ...

  • Saugatuck

    Visit Saugatuck Michigan - Saugatuck

    For a getaway that's rich in both recreation and relaxation, explore Saugatuck/Douglas and discover your ultimate escape.

  • Tawas Point State Park

    Tawas Point State Park

    Tawas Point State Park, located on the end of a sand spit that forms Tawas Bay along Lake Huron, is home to 183 acres of lakeside recreation and has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest."

  • Holland


    Holland is best known for its Dutch heritage, evident in many of its attractions and events. Visitors can walk back through time in the Dutch Galleries of the Holland Museum, the renovated splendor of the Cappon House and a recreation of 1890s Netherlands at Nelis' Dutch Village.

  • Torch Lake Beach

    Torch Lake Michigan Guide: Sand Bars, Snack Boats & Unmatched Fun - What You Need to Know for 2024 - grkids.com

    Consequently, Torch Lake Michigan is on many people's bucket list, whether it's to join in at the sand bar or to cruise parts of the lake and enjoy the

  • Sand Point Beach

    Sand Point Beach

    Sand Point is located just four miles northeast of Munising. It is situated at the end of Sand Point Road. This gem of a beach is very popular spot for tourists and residents alike. Also, Sand Point is a great place to watch sunsets. Follow H-58 east out of Munising.

  • Manistique Beach

  • Cheboygan State Park Beach

    Cheboygan State Park

    Cheboygan State Park has a system of well-marked trails that provide access to scenic Lake Huron vistas and glimpses of rare wildflowers. Visitors have their choice of lodging, with modern camping, rustic cabins, tepees and a fully-furnished modern lodge. A carry-in boat launch is located on Duncan Bay and fishing is available both on the bay and on Elliot Creek.

  • Oscoda Beach

    Oscoda Beach Park

    Located along several hundred feet of gently sloping sugar sand, the park offers modern playground equipment, basketball court, skateboard park, bathhouses, grills, picnic tables, bandshell and a boardwalk. With many large shade trees, the park is ideal for 'kids' of all ages and is just two blocks from downtown Oscoda.

  • Mackinaw City Beach

    Mackinaw City Information

    Mackinaw City Information source for Mackinaw City hotels, lodging, accommodations and attractions from the Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism for Mackinaw City, Michigan. We also provide Mackinaw City information on shopping, a calendar of Mackinaw City events, Mackinaw City historic attractions, and transportation to Mackinac Island.

  • Lakeside Beach

    Lakeside Beach and Park

    Lakeside Park...on the clear waters of Lake Huron, boasts 1050 feet of water frontage with clean, sandy beaches. Lots of playground facilities, splash pad, picnic areas and restrooms are available. Beach volleyball is a new sport of interest here and on the weekends you will find lots of boats anchoring off shore to enjoy the swimming and socializing.

  • Caseville Beach


    Guide to the BEST beaches in Caseville and the Port Austin Area | Saginaw Bay's beautiful beaches are family-friendly fun; discover the best spots along the Thumb coast to plan a beach vacation

  • Port Crescent State Park

    Port Crescent State Park

    Port Crescent State Park Campground - CLOSED 2024 season. Port Crescent State Park, located just outside the town of Port Austin at the tip of Michigan's "thumb," is set along 3 miles of sandy Lake Huron shoreline. The park boasts a dark sky preserve, a modern campground featuring waterfront views and 10 overnight lodging options, such as geodesic domes, camper cabins and cottages.

  • Tiscornia Beach


  • Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

    Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

    Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park is a popular urban park located on the east arm of the Grand Traverse Bay, just 2 miles from downtown Traverse City. The 75-acre park is home to a modern campground, a fully equipped lodge, mini cabins and a day-use area.

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