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“Frozen Lake Michigan sights”
Review of First Street Beach

First Street Beach
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Manistee
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Loved the view, the parking lots could have been a little clearer, but with the snow drifting I completely understand how difficult that would be to maintain! Recommend to just stop in for all traveler's, great place to take a rest stop and stretch out while soaking in a great view, and even snapping a few pictures!

1  Thank Gwen J
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is a clean, quiet beach well worth a visit, especially with children. We had dinner in Manistee during an overnight stay and ended up playing at the beach at sunset. The two huge slides in the sand were incredibly fun. The beach has all the facilities you need with none of the hassle of some of the busier beaches in Michigan. We will definitely return.

Thank SLWatty
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is a nice area for photos without a doubt. You dont even have to be a beach bum to really enjoy this area. The river channel inlet from Lake Michigan has a fantastic little river walk that you can follow all the way into downtown Manistee (about a mile and a half) and once there, you can dine with nice views of the river, riverwalk, and charter boats. Sometimes freighters enter the river channel as well. There is an annual festival at this location each year around the 4th of July and we have attended it 2-3 times and had a real nice time. If you are staying at Orchard Beach State Park, this is a good option to use for swimming if you cannot navigate the somewhat steep stairs at the park....which also has beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Though the locals may take this area for granted, it is a great place to visit if you are a tourist!

As always, be safe and enjoy your travels!
J.

Thank jarIndiana
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Everything you need at 1st Street Beach! Brand new changing rooms/bathrooms plus foot/body showers for rinsing off sand. Snack bar is brand new, as well. Also close-by is pier, lighthouse and fishing/boating area. Near fishing/boating area is brand new fish-cleaning station......lighted at night. From 1st Street Beach, one can walk along what is called "River Walk" all the way into downtown Manistee. No dogs are allowed on 1st Street Beach or River Walk. River Walk is popular with walkers and joggers alike.....nice view of Manistee River and boats coming and going.

1  Thank Zuzu61
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The new Beach Shelter is open along with the new Fish Cleaning Station!! Great additions. Dogs are still not allowed on the beach, though.

Thank cookiez54
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