North Beach Park: The Hidden Gem You’ve Been Looking For, and it Has Wheelchair Access

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Families Love North Beach Park for its Laid Back Vibe

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.

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Families have great reason to love North Beach Park in Ferrysburg, MI.

Not only does the park provide life jackets for visitors to borrow while swimming (look for them hanging under the informational sigh), but the large playground and the wheelchair accessible beach walk also make this beach a thoughtful escape.

North Park Beach at a Glance

  • On Lake Michigan
  • Dogs Allowed from October through April
  • Covered Picnic Area
  • Grills
  • Playground
  • Life Jackets
  • Dune Overlook
  • Large Sandy Beach
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Restrooms Open Spring, Summer, Fall

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North Beach Park Details

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 has a nice reservable picnic shelter next to the playground. Visitors can also enjoy the wheelchair accessible beach walk, or really check out the place with their beach wheelchair.

Open Hours
North Beach Park is open year-round.

March – Oct 15: 7 AM – 10 PM
Oct 16 – Feb 28, 7 AM – 8 PM

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The park is primarily sandy. The foot spray station is an appreciated amenity to keep the sand out of the car.

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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.

Admission Fee

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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