Pere Marquette Park at sunsetYou don’t have to fly to an ocean for sand, sun, and waterfront fun. The American midwest has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lake Michigan beaches are truly special because they offer the best of both worlds–you can enjoy cool temperatures surrounded by wooded scenery and eat icecream surrounded by boardwalk seagulls. Rothbury, Michigan is near several of these fantastic beaches, and Double JJ Resort offers unmatched accommodations for every vacationer. Whether you’re interested in Double JJ camping, a romantic suite for two, or a literal log cabin, there’s something here in Rothbury, Michigan for you. Without further ado, here are three of the best west Michigan beaches.


Best Lake Michigan Beaches

  • Medbery Park is a cute recreation area smack between Lake Michigan and White Lake. Stroll along one of the best Lake Michigan beaches, have a picnic in the park, and watch boats chug through the canal. Just across the canal, you will find the White River Light Station Museum, a historic 1875 lighthouse that now operates as a Great Lakes museum. Admission is inexpensive at $5 for adults and $2 for children, and you’ll leave with a newfound understanding of Michigan’s past. Pets are welcome at this beach, but they must be leashed at all times. Medbery park is also handicap accessible.
  • PJ Hoffmaster State Park features rolling dunes and uninterrupted views of the glimmering Lake Michigan. Its proximity to the lush Michigan forest is what makes this spot one of the best west Michigan beaches. Just a 30-minute drive from Rothbury, Michigan, you can splash and hike during the day and return to Double JJ camping and lodging for a peaceful night of rest. Be sure to check out the always beautiful Dune Climb Stairway, which climbs to an observation deck at the top of a tall sand dune for an unforgettable view of the diverse Michigan landscape.
  • Muskegon State Park and Pere Marquette Park rest on opposite sides of the Muskegon Lake channel. You can walk along the pier on either side to view the picturesque, red Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse. Muskegon State Park is a little more secluded and nestled in the wilderness, and Pere Marquette Park is just a short walk from restaurants and other urban attractions. If you decide to visit the more southern Pere Marquette Park, make the short walk to the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. You can also take a Lake Express Ferry tour to view these Lake Michigan beaches from the water. 

Rothbury, Michigan for Lakeside Fun

When you’re looking for a fun day at the beach, Rothbury, Michigan is the place to go. You can sleep among the trees and enjoy easy access to sunshine and sandy parks during the day. Call us at 231-894-3999 to book your visit to these Lake Michigan beaches.