Welcome to our Parents, Parks and Coffee series where we highlight destination parks all over West Michigan, and help you find coffee to fuel your next adventure. Many thanks to BIGGBY for partnering with us on this smile-making project.

A Bit about North Beach Park

If you’re looking for a low key alternative to the buzzing beach at Grand Haven, head to North Beach Park in Ferrysburg. North Beach Park is a Lake Michigan beach and playground and one of the closest spots around to find some dunes and a scenic overlook of the big lake.

 Visitors will appreciate the clean beach, thanks in part to staff to make sure that people don’t feed the seagulls.


Tips for Your Trip from other Parents

  • They have life jackets available to borrow.
  • Be sure to climb the wooden staircase for an amazing view of lake Michigan.
  • Nice covered picnic area
  •  Visitors can enjoy the wheelchair accessible beach walk, or really check out the place with their beach wheelchair!
  •  Stay late (if your kids will let you!) and watch a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset.


North Beach Park Features at a Glance


Like with any beach, you’ll want to keep an eye on your toddler and have them wear some sort of floatation device. And be sure to protect that young skin from the sun by dressing them in UV protectant clothing, hats, or wearing sunscreen.


North Beach Park offers a large beach area, playground, scenic dune overlook of Lake Michigan, wheelchair accessible path on the beach (in summer), restrooms, and a covered picnic area and grills. Life jackets are available to borrow.


Bathrooms are clean and near the beach.

You’ll find picnic tables and grills at the covered shelter, and you can of course picnic on the beach! Just please don’t feed the seagulls.

There are trees here and there, but the beach is in full sun, so come prepared with sunblock. On hot summer days, it is best to visit the park early or late in the day.
There’s room to fly your kite here, but it would probably be more fun to do so in spring or fall when the beach isn’t as frequented.
As an Ottawa County Park, daily admission for North Beach Park is $5 for Ottawa County residents and $7 for non-residents. You may also purchase an annual vehicle permit: $15 for Ottawa County residents or $25 for non-residents.
North Beach Park is year round. March – Oct 15: 7 AM – 10 PM | Oct 16 – Feb 28, 7 AM – 8 PM


There is plenty of parking for visitors!

Grab Your Coffee and Head to the Park

Tap the map icons to reveal the park address and the location of the nearest BIGGBY.

The BIGGBY closest to North Beach Park is located at 510 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI 49456.

Have Tips or Questions about North Beach Park?

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