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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
+1 616-396-7795
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A sight to behold in the snowfall of winter ...

We visited the pier and lighthouse during the recent snowstorm and arctic blast. Everything was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Great place for pictures

Went here in the beginning of fall and had a good time relaxing on the beach. Water was clean and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Prashanth R
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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“nice walk” (40 reviews)
“lake michigan” (68 reviews)
“watch your step” (12 reviews)
Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the pier and lighthouse during the recent snowstorm and arctic blast. Everything was covered in snow and ice, and the harbor was completely filled with huge, floating, ice balls. It was gorgeous and worth braving the frigid temperatures to view the snow-and-ice covered...More

Thank fivemartins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here in the beginning of fall and had a good time relaxing on the beach. Water was clean and plenty of space on the beach to just lay back and relax

Thank Prashanth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so drawn to this beautiful spot on Lake Micigan. It is so calming to just sit and watch the waves. I also enjoy people watching, checking to see how the fishermen are doing and what they are catching. It has recently been renovated...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in coastal Rhode Island, we feel our experience in Grand Haven has exceeded our expectations. There is a calm beauty in walking out to the lighthouse, no matter how many others are doing the same.

Thank Martha R
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have been to the Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier many times over the past summer as I'm an avid photographer. It has some of the most beautiful sunsets in West Michigan. I also love to go there when the fall storms come blowing in...More

Thank geneb517
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Most of the pier was blocked off as it gets too windy to be on the pier, making it unsafe. We did see a few people out surfing on the waves in the lake. Watched the sunset behind the light house. Very cool place!!!

Thank nettiesun
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are into walking for exercise, what better way than to start at the beginning of "The Walk" (located near the foot of Washington Street - downtown Grand Haven), hug the channel of the Grand River as you move along, and be delivered to...More

Thank Mary Ellen H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our Pier had the catwalk removed for renovation this spring. Although the Catwalk is not yet back in place, the base of the pier is new concrete and is a lovely place to walk. It's dog friendly but don't forget to bring a poop bag.

Thank kitch98
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We went here early November and it was cool to see. Very windy but worth the walk. It's in the middle of refurbishment but walkable.

Thank tracy n
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Could not walk out all the way because of repairs/construction, but still well worth stopping. First, we drove beyond it, parked and enjoyed the view from a nearby beach, uncrowded due to the time of year. Then, we parked closer and walked out as far...More

Thank hellmbeck
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Steve G
6 July 2017|
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Response from DutchMafia8150 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure the legality but I've seen lots of dogs out there. I'd use a leash to be safe.
7 April 2017|
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Response from bjearth | Reviewed this property |
July of 2017 (hopefully)
29 November 2016|
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Response from brooklyne | Reviewed this property |
Catwalk is gone till maybe next summer You can still walk on the pier just no lights