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Charles Mears State Park

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Address: 400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
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One of the prettiest beaches in Michigan

Camping✔️ dunes✔️ Beach✔️ Restrooms ✔️ Beautiful views✔️ This beach has it all and more! Located at the end of town, it's definitely the place to be seen in the summer... read more

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Canton
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Canton
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camping✔️ dunes✔️ Beach✔️ Restrooms ✔️ Beautiful views✔️ This beach has it all and more! Located at the end of town, it's definitely the place to be seen in the summer. Alcohol is prohibited and fun is allowed! Bring the entire family for a glorious day!

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Thank Phyliss B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What I love about Mears, besides the proximity to Lake Michigan, is the campsites. Yes they're tiny, but it forces you to be a good neighbor, which we need more of.

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Thank Andy K
Lake Orion, Michigan
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful huge beach overlooking the lake. Very clean. Nice sand bars not to far off shore, great for playing games with kids.

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Thank hammers1856
Alto, Michigan
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119 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked on the pier and along the boardwalk on the beach. So cute and has a pet-friendly area for dogs to swim in Lake Michigan.

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Thank delaneyd
Ferndale, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful day use beach with benches and bathroom facilities and a walk way to the peir out onto Lake Michigan. The campgrounds are all rocks and blacktop kinda frumpy :(

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Thank THOMAS B
Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We go every year for the hiking trails. Get a map at the gate and pick your preference. We like the island trail. Ponds of water with reflections. Especially good photo ops in the fall. Boat rentals and beaches on Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan. Lots of activities. Bring your bikes. Picnic areas.

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Thank Gail P
Brighton, Michigan
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255 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The beach area is a full service location. There is a good amount of parking but get there early. Sunset is particularly busy as there is a campground within walking distance to the beach. Lots of good facilities to use as well.

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Thank Cathy E
Jackson, Michigan
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't have much time in Pentwater, but we made time to enjoy sitting on the beach...so nice, clean and relaxing...there is a store with beverages, ice-cream, and food items....it also has a nice swing set area....make this a stop, you won't regret it

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Thank Mcrodge
Fenton, Michigan
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105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This park was beautiful and had an absolutey beautiful beach! Walking the pier was nice as well. I recommend this park to anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful beach day.

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Highland, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sandy beaches. Very close to the town of Pentwater. Grandkids loved it! Didn't want to go home.

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