Families Love North Beach Park for its Laid Back Vibe
18775 North Shore Drive, Ferrysburg, MI 49409
short, sandy trail to stairs on dunes overlooking the lake
Trail Length: 0.67 mile loop
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate – sandy and stairs
Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must be on a 10-foot leash. No dogs May 1 – Sep 30.
Facilities: Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
Stroller Friendly? No
Time of Year Accessible: Open year-round: March – Oct 15: 7 AM – 10 PM, Oct 16 – Feb 28, 7 AM – 8 PM
If you’re looking for a low key alternative to the buzzing beach at Grand Haven, head to nearby North Beach Park in Ferrysburg.
North Beach Park is one of the closest spots around to find dunes with a short hike to a scenic overlook of the big lake.
Families have great reason to love North Beach Park in Ferrysburg, MI.
North Beach Park Details
Not only does the park provide life jackets for visitors to borrow while swimming (look for them hanging under the informational sign), but the large playground and the wheelchair accessible beach walk also make this beach a thoughtful escape.
When you visit, be sure to climb the wooden staircase up the dune stairs for an amazing view of Lake Michigan on the dune deck.
The park is primarily sandy. The foot spray station is an appreciated amenity to keep the sand out of the car.
There are trees here and there, but the beach is in full sun, so come prepared with sunblock.
Stay late (if your kids will let you!) and watch a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset.
As an Ottawa County Park, daily admission for North Beach Park is $5 per vehicle for Ottawa County residents and $8 for non-residents.
You may also purchase an annual vehicle permit: $15 for Ottawa County residents or $25 for non-residents. Residents have the additional option of getting a hang-tag which is transferable between vehicles for $20.
This parking fee is in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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