The Lesser Known Beaches Of West Michigan: North Beach Park
The Grand Haven area has several popular beaches, but when they get overrun with people, head north of the channel.
North Beach Park in Ferrysburg is a quiet retreat from the noise and the crowds of the more well know Grand Haven State Park and the adjacent City Beach.
Remotely located off North Shore Drive, North Beach Park is probably less than a mile from those two spots as the crow flies, but some days it can seem hours away thanks to its relative peacefulness.
Its 745 feet of beach front is sandwiched between private, residential beaches, giving it kind of a buffer from the louder beaches down south. It also has a beautiful dune walk that let's you explore the North Ottawa Dunes without damaging their fragile eco system.
North Beach Park is accessible by taking the Ferrysburg exit west off US 31 on to 3rd Street to North Shore Drive. (You'll see the Volunteer Fire Department on the north side of the road). Turn west on North Shore and travel two miles to the entrance.