Beautiful, hidden gem. This combination nature preserve and secluded beach are a real treat for couples or families. Rosy Mound is located about 3 miles south of downtown Grand Haven. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day there is a parking fee of $6 at the trail head. Then it is a beautiful paved walk (about .7 miles) to the beach, covering about 1,000 feet of stairs up and down. There are two well-maintained outhouses at the beach area but no other facilities, so take plenty to drink. There are no lifeguards on duty so swimming is at your own risk. However, the sand is soft and powdery. The surf is gentle and the view is magnificent.