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Easy access to beach

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Easy access to beach

After reading reviews, we would love to spend a couple of hours at the beach in Grand Haven. We're traveling with an elderly Mom and need something which does not require climbing dunes or walking far from the parking lot. Where would be the best place to park?

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1. Re: Easy access to beach

The city beach is immediately south of the state park. Either one has excellent access (they're both right on the beach), but the city beach is closer to the water. Both are very busy in the summer, so if you have a handicapped tag use it for an advantage. A third option is North Beach County Park

(http://www.miottawa.org/Parks/northbeach.htm) on the north side of the channel. It's another beautiful park and might be slightly less crowded.

About 7 miles south of town is Kirk Park (http://www.miottawa.org/Parks/kirk.htm), another county park. If you have a wheelchair you can take her to the steps that offer access to the beach.

Keep in mind that the county and state parks all require an entry fee, but the city beach is free. Have a great time here. I hope your mom enjoys the beach.

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2. Re: Easy access to beach

Thanks so much for all the advice!

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