5 Charming Lake Michigan Beach Towns 

Saint Joseph

Downtown Saint Joseph is the perfect place to walk around for that small-town and beach town vibe.


Holland is known for the heated sidewalks they have in the winter to melt all the snow off, but there are plenty of fun things to do in the summer as well. This includes visiting the Big Red lighthouse on the water, shopping at Glik’s, visiting a Cherry Republic store, and walking around the downtown area.

Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor is home to the original Cherry Republic store which is worth a visit in itself. It also has a restaurant with plenty of food options as well as many different cherry options to enjoy. Another Glen Arbor treasure is the cute and lively Homestead Resort.


Petoskey is truly one of Michigan’s hidden gems with a very cute downtown area and the most beautiful water you have ever seen. This is the place to go rock hunting and look for Petoskey stones.

South Haven

This beach town is full of shops and beaches, and you can see plenty of boats coming in and out when you walk along the water. It makes for a great day trip with plenty of wonderful food options as well.

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