5 Lake Michigan Beach Towns You Must Visit

Saint Joseph

Downtown Saint Joseph is the perfect place to walk around for that small-town and beach town vibe. I recommend taking the time to explore all the gift shops and soak in all this town has to offer for the summer. There are a few ice cream places that offer delicious options as well.

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.


Oval Beach is a great spot to check out, especially during sunset when the crowds have cleared out. The water is so blue, especially in the summer, and the beach has some of the softest sand you can find in the state of Michigan.

Glen Arbor

This is the spot to be in the summer and is a small, yet, charming little town filled with quite a few things to do. With this city being right on Lake Michigan and near Glen Lake, there are plenty of water activities that will fill your summer.


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. This is one of the most unique activities you can do in Michigan and a must for those that live here.

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