Unveiling the Best Dog Friendly Beaches in Michigan: The Ultimate Guide

Tips for Dog Friendly Vacations in MIchigan

Looking for dog friendly beaches in Michigan? Look no further! At BVW Unsalted Vacations, we know that planning dog friendly vacations in Michigan can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a list of pet friendly beaches for your next Michigan vacation. We also offer a wide selection of pet-friendly homes. From cozy lakeside cottages to luxurious beachfront estates, we have a range of properties specially designed for pet lovers. Our pet-friendly rentals offer comfortable interiors provide the ideal space for your furry family members to enjoy some relaxation.

Our commitment to pet-friendly travel is not just limited to providing pet-friendly rentals, but we’re also here to offer suggestions for pet-friendly activities to enjoy while you explore beautiful West Michigan and Southwest Michigan. Take your dogs to explore the hidden trails, hike through the sand dunes, or enjoy a picnic in the park with the whole family. There’s no reason to leave your furry companions behind when you stay with us! While it can be tricky to find dog friendly beaches in West Michigan, there are definitely options.

Without further ado, let’s check out the best resources for planning a Midwest vacation with your dog!

Dog Friendly Beaches in Michigan: Grand Haven & Nearby Beach Towns

Kirk Park on Lakeshore Drive features an off-leash dog beach and on-leash hiking trails before 10am and after 6pm. This is close to both Holland and Grand Haven.

Additionally, Grand Haven City Beach, which is just south of Grand Haven State Park welcomes dogs on-leash between Memorial Day and Labor Day before 11am and after 5pm. This is located on the south end of Noto’s Restaurant.   Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, dogs are welcome on-leash at anytime.

Beaches for You in Manistee, Michigan

Douglas Park at First Street Beach, a grand beach and recreational zone in the region, boasts multiple amenities. It is well-equipped with numerous athletic fields, tennis courts, and basketball arenas. The Douglas Park at First Street Beach is a fantastic spot, offering various amenities such as athletic fields, tennis courts, and basketball arenas. Although pets are restricted on the beach during the peak summer days, fear not! Douglas Park has an exclusive enclosed area just for dogs and even an assigned waterfront space for our furry companions under the observation deck near the Lions Pavilion. You’ll also find idyllic picnic spots with charcoal grills, perfect for a relaxing afternoon.

Did you know that Manistee is home to the Man Made Lake beach? This pet-friendly beach welcomes dogs. This lovely beach offers a designated parking area, picnic tables, and a delightful natural enclave where the water seems perpetually inviting. This small, manufactured miniature lake is a haven for snorkel enthusiasts, making it a unique and fun location to visit.

Because the City of Manistee recently acquired this petite park, it remains a protected, natural haven for beach lovers.

Arcadia Beach owned by Arcadia Township and protected by the Grand Traverse Land Conservancy, is another fabulous dog-friendly option. Beyond being welcoming to pets, the park offers conveniences such as restrooms, a picnic area, grills, an emergency call station, and even a playground for the little ones, ensuring an enjoyable day for the whole family!

Additional Resources: Find More Dog Friendly Beaches in Michigan

Although we may not manage homes in the following regions, we’d like to offer additional resources. Perhaps you plan on taking a road trip after staying with us; here’s where to head next! The following is a list of links to beaches that will fit perfectly with your dog friendly Michigan itinerary.

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BVW Unsalted Vacations is the perfect destination for families looking to spend quality time with their pets, while also experiencing the charm of small-town life. So, pack your bags, grab your furry friends, and come experience the natural beauty of West Michigan with us. Whether it’s playing fetch with your furry friend or simply enjoying a scenic stroll along the water, West Michigan’s dog-friendly beaches are ready to be explored. Browse our pet friendly listings now to begin orchestrating your unforgettable family summer gathering. If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with an agent via the chat box in the corner of the screen.

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Bring your furry friend to Montello Shores, a Lake Michigan beach house near Holland and Grand Haven.