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Muskegon - Pere Marquette Beach


Pere Marquette contains large expanse of public sandy beach bordered on the north by the Muskegon Channel. Park is the northern most end of 2.5 miles of City-owned Lake Michigan frontage. There is a 200 handicapped walkway on the beach.

Facilities: Restaurants (1), snack bar (1), play apparatus areas (2),  restrooms (1), picnic area (1), sand volleyball courts (40), public beach, handicapped walkway.


Andrew Price

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Awesome spot to take in all that Lake Michigan has to offer. My only qualm is that not everyone on the beach should be dog owners, and those particular "owners" can make certain beach trips more complicated than necessary. They let their dogs who obviously shouldn't be off leash run wild. Luckily I myself am a dog guy so I don't mind the attention, but one of my dogs doesn't appreciate strange dogs running up and getting in her face, so it causes an unnecessary dangerous situation. Like I said, not really a problem with the beach itself, just some of the people that frequent it.

Jennifer Adams

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Miles of soft, sandy Lake Michigan beach with free parking and no park fees. Hours of fun playing volleyball, eating at The Deck, paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming, walking out to the lighthouse or just relaxing on the beach. There is also a spot between the north & south breakwalls protected from waves where boaters often anchor for a day at the beach.

Jason Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
One of the most beautiful beaches in western Michigan. Everything from the small dunes in the sand to the long pier that leads out to the historic lighthouse is clean and captivating. Even the small restaurant on the beach adds to the experience and the aesthetics of the entire scene. This is easily a 5 star beach and my favorite part of the entire city of Muskegon.

dale nelson

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Walked the pier. Awesome free beach. Very clean.

Dimond Pugs

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
LOVE this beach! Super clean, soft sand, clean, clear water and lots of room for visitors to spread out and not feel crowded, even on weekends. Parking is convenient as are the boardwalks. These are so helpful in dragging gear down the beach, nearer to the water. There's a restroom area with rinsing showers and a snack stand. This is the only one on the beach, so keep in mind if you set up far away. There is also a restaurant on the north end of the beach with live music on weekends. The cute beach houses, the scenic view down the coastline and the pier with a lighthouse at the end really add to the quintessential beach town feel. Oh, and do not miss the sunset!

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