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Grand Rapids Beach Hotel

Quality Inn Grand Rapids North Walker
$73+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Restaurant Swimming pool Pet Friendly Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Budgetel Inn & Suites Hotel
$81+ per night Free Wi-Fi View Deals
The Grand River Hotel an Ascend Hotel Collection Member Grand Rapids
$88+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Restaurant Swimming pool Cable / Satellite TV Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids-Airport
$92+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Refrigerator Cable / Satellite TV Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Clarion Inn and Suites by Choice Hotels Grand Rapids Airport
$92+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Restaurant Parking Swimming pool Pet Friendly Refrigerator Pool Outdoor View Deals
Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids - Airport
$97+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Restaurant Parking Swimming pool Cable / Satellite TV Pool Indoor Pool Outdoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Grand Rapids
$98+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Cable / Satellite TV Pool Outdoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids SW Byron Center
$101+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Refrigerator Cable / Satellite TV Pool Indoor View Deals
Candlewood Suites Grand Rapids Airport
$101+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport Southeast
$103+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Bar / Lounge Microwave Pool Indoor View Deals
Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids-Airport 28th St
$103+ per night High-speed Internet Swimming pool Pool Indoor View Deals
SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North
$107+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Grand Rapids
$108+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Refrigerator Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids-Airport
$110+ per night Fitness Room/Gym Restaurant Swimming pool Pool Indoor View Deals
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Grand Rapids East MI
$113+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Pool Indoor View Deals
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids South
$114+ per night High-speed Internet Fitness Room/Gym Swimming pool Bar / Lounge Pool Indoor Free Wi-Fi View Deals

Best Beaches in Grand Rapids

1. Silver Beach

Quaint, Family-Friendly Beach Town

All too often, beach-lovers overlook the clear waters, clean sands and grassy bluffs found up and down the coast of Lake Michigan, sometimes called America's Third Coast. But missing out on Silver Beach in St. Joseph would be a shame. With its wide curve of sand and family-friendly attitude, Silver Beach is easily reachable on foot from the delightful downtown area filled with Michigan-centric boutique galleries, cute ice cream shops and corner cafes and bars.

The Beach

Walk through the soft sand down to the waterfront, where families have gathered for picnics, grilling or a little beach volleyball. You'll be surprised at how calm and pristine the water is, though if you're thinking of dipping your toes in, be aware that this lake only warms up later in the summer.

To avoid getting soaked, rent a kayak and paddle through Lake Michigan's cool waters. You can also wander to the end of one of two piers, South Pier and North Pier, to get a full view of the coast and all the beachfront action, not to mention the endless stream of boats arriving and departing from the nearby harbor.

Kids will love the Silver Beach Carousel, a Lake Michigan staple since 1910, with its beautifully detailed, hand-carved horses. When the sun sets and families have packed up and left the beachfront, couples stroll along the water and enjoy the sky's deepening colors.

For the perfect summer snack, head to the Wally & Gertz concession stand, which serves classics like hot dogs, fries, chips and ice cream. Forgot something at home? Wally & Gertz also sells sunglasses, beach towels, T-shirts and sunscreen, among other beach necessities.

Tips

Though entering Silver Beach by bike or on foot is free, there is a $8 daily entry/parking fee for vehicles. Pets are allowed, but only leashed and on sidewalks. We recommend trying some locally brewed beer, but you'll have to head to one of the bars downtown; alcohol is prohibited on the beach.

Silver Beach at a glance

City: St. Joseph

Country or State: Michigan

Length of Beach: .5 miles

Access: By car

Best time to visit: Summer - best weather

High Season: June to August

Low Season: September to May

Facilities:

  • Boat and paddle sports rentals
  • Wally & Gertz concessions; many restaurants and cafes in downtown St. Joseph
  • Public restrooms
  • Lifeguards during the summer

Beach Type:

  • Light brown sand
  • Freshwater
  • Popular

Weather in Grand Rapids °F°CAverage monthly temperatures

Jan
 8 days
Feb
 8 days
Mar
 18 days
Apr
 13 days
May
 17 days
Jun
 18 days
Jul
 24 days
Aug
 17 days
Sep
 19 days
Oct
 9 days
Nov
 2 days
Dec
 4 days
Sunny or mostly sunny days
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