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Nice beach

I only stopped here for a quick stop. Beach is clean and it’s beautiful. There’s a small light... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Stickney, Illinois
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Big Beach

If you like to walk long beaches, this is the one for you. Lake Michigan Beach Park is also very... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Charlevoix, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I only stopped here for a quick stop. Beach is clean and it’s beautiful. There’s a small light house and you can also enjoy camp fire on the beach. You can buy the firewood at the gas station nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Floreschicago
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you like to walk long beaches, this is the one for you. Lake Michigan Beach Park is also very clean and not very many people were there on the day I visited.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bents4162018
Reviewed 21 August 2018

A clean and inviting beach, with a vast kids playground (swings, slides etc.) and access to walk miles of beach at your leisure. Bathrooms are available.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ervin S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

There are actually two different beaches you can use at this spot. One side of the parking lot features a small, shallow lake that is ideal for kids. The water is fairly warm and it is sandy out past the dock. It has playground equipment...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a very nice beach for families. Nice, soft, sandy beach area that is right in front of the parking area (no super long walks from the parking lot loaded down with stuff!). There are lots of rocks along the shoreline, so watershoes are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Kimberly1971
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great little beach located .2 miles from downtown empire. Parking lot fills up quickly so either come early or after 5 when people start leaving. Great place for swimming or playing on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mbwilson7
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Super beach and play area for kids. Setting is next to quiet inland lake by Empire. Perfect area to view sunset over Lake Michigan. Basketball, play area let’s kids of all ages with something to do!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bobricketts77
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is hands down the best beach I have ever been to, and I travel a lot. It's not a large area, but we visited several times and it was never crowded. The sand is very soft and the beach is dog friendly. This was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LexiV
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We were staying over in Charlevoix and enjoying a nice dinner downtown. Stopped by the beach and left our car there. Sand was clean. Kids enjoyed looking for Petoskey stones (we didn't really know what we were looking for so did not find any). The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Beach is wonderful and the sand very soft. Plus you have a Phantastin view of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Date of experience: June 2018
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We saw dogs there.