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First Street Beach

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A Real Gem!!

First Street Beach is a part of Douglas Park and is a go to destination for locals and tourists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William Z
Manistee, Michigan
Sunset and senior pictures

Small but beautiful beach, great for sunset easy access parking on site. We enjoyed our chilly... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Haslett, Michigan
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“snack bar”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Street Beach is a part of Douglas Park and is a go to destination for locals and tourists alike. There are three playgrounds within the park. The newest, Roary Park, is handicapped accessible. There is another on on the beach and yet another in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank William Z
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Small but beautiful beach, great for sunset easy access parking on site. We enjoyed our chilly evening waiting for the sun to set.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bfree22
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Family friendly, clean, lots of space. Always my go to beach. Has some of the best sunsets you'll ever see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kassandra T
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The beach was an easy location to find. My friend and I enjoy love the beach area, It was nice to have a bench to sit on.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nettafay16
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time at the beach with our Dachshunds. They loved playing in the sand and the water. Unfortunately some people didn't clean up after their dogs. But for the most part it was clean and a good place to bring Fido.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lindamK711HN
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent location for both locals and visitors. The concession stand has the best beach "walking taco", a must have if you haven't tried one already!. Plenty to do for both young and elderly. Live music on Tuesday nights immediately near by during the summer months....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hockey1013
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This beach was small, yet comfortable. It was not busy the days we were there (Friday and Saturday), had a great view of the lighthouse. It had concessions and clean bathrooms. It also had playground equipment close for children.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Plenty of room for people to stretch out with family. It could have used a good clean-up with some trash (not over whelming) strewn about. There is a newer beach house with food and bathrooms. There is also a playground with swings and slides (old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sunhead
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

My best friend drowned here Aug 23, 1978 and many others followed her throughout the years. The undertow is treacherous and there are drop offs. Pretty area but I will never go back in the water here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MyRetirement
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We took our two young kids here and had a great experience. The sand was clean and soft, the changing rooms were big enough for our small family and clean as well. There was lots of parking and when we got there earlier in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Viola H
10 July 2018|
Response from KatDarKen |
Dogs are allowed on the beach between the piers by the Lion's Pavillion. It's called Douglas Park at the end of First Street.
Pat D
23 June 2018|
Response from beHonestevery1 | Reviewed this property |
The Little River casino is just north out of town on 31.