We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 300
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Nice summer time walk, with a good breeze!

Nice walk, plenty of shops and things to do and see all along the way (from Chinook Pier to the lighthouse).

Reviewed 4 days ago
shawn f
Add Photo Write a Review

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 444: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walk, plenty of shops and things to do and see all along the way (from Chinook Pier to the lighthouse).

Helpful?
1 Thank shawn f
Grand Haven, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately the pier is off limits due to repairs at the present time. However, you can still walk the length of the boardwalk along the Grand River and stop along the way for ice cream. Local families have donated wonderful benches all along the boardwalk,

Helpful?
Thank lynne7442016
Level Contributor
90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to walk from downtown to the lighthouse and stretches your legs out after a long drive. Some people will be fishing along the pier and some will be hanging out at the Lighthouse. Everyone seems to be in a relaxed mood and friendly. Grandhaven the Coast Guard capital of the world is a fun place... More 

Helpful?
Thank William A
Florida
Level Contributor
1,189 reviews
422 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I wanted to see the beautiful bright red lighthouse (and lightkeeper's house) that marks the entrance to the Grand River at Lake Michigan's west coast. We were disappointed to learn that we couldn't see it because the pier is currently closed to pedestrians so repairs and renovations can be accomplished this summer. The catwalk is missing entirely.... More 

Helpful?
Thank FancyFree55
Findlay, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at the Harbor House Inn and enjoyed a pleasant walk down to the lighthouse this afternoon. The view of Lake Michigan was magnificent with the waves rolling in against the base of the lighthouse.

Helpful?
Thank Ohioborn57
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
116 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful red lighthouse (with its matching fog-horn building near the end of the pier) will have to be viewed from the beach (or from the north pier just across the channel) throughout this season as repairs are made to the main pier. But it's still a great sight. And of course, the adjacent Grand Haven State Park beach is... More 

Helpful?
Thank tgw51
Grand Haven, Michigan
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse has been recently restored and repainted and is beautiful. Unfortunately the pier is closed for a few months for much needed repair and catwalk restoration. Otherwise this is a happening place and a wonderful place to walk out and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

Helpful?
Thank groneveltj
Boonville, Missouri
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crews are at work now replacing the surface of the pier through the Corps of Engineers. Meanwhile, the Grand Haven Community Foundation is raising funds to pay for the replacement of the catwalk to restore the pier as the one-of-a-kind unique Lake Michigan icon.

Helpful?
Thank Bob B
Denver, Indiana
Level Contributor
231 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I recently went on a drive up Michigan's western shore in search of lighthouses with ice on them. It was a dismal day, cloudy and misty...but we still had an enjoyable weekend! The catwalk is down for repair so the pier is closed, but it still makes for a great sight seeing it from the side. Alas,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vickie D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Based off the look of it, it appears the pier was washed out. I wish I would've know this before my family and I drove out there to see it. It looks like it's pretty but we couldn't walk out there. Posted is the best picture I could get of it.

Helpful?
Thank April L

Travellers who viewed Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier also viewed

Grand Haven, Ottawa County
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
 
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
Grand Haven, Ottawa County
 

Been to Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?