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Arcadia Beach on lake Michigan is the perfect spot for a relaxing day at the beach. It boasts vast open space of sandy beach, playground equipment for the kids, and the 1891 shipwreck, The Minnehaha, washed up on shore just north of the public beach. Bring a beach blanket and picnic lunch and enjoy a day of surrounded by incredible views of the bluffs along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Learn more about the Minnehaha shipwreck at:


Arcadia Beach is the perfect spot to catch the sunset any time of the year. From either the shoreline or the deck overlooking the beach you will be treated to stunning vistas as the sun sets for the day. After sunset, build a bonfire in one of the fire rings provided on the beach. Roast marshmallows, sing campfire songs, and make lasting memories with family and friends.


Arcadia’s Veteran’s Memorial Marina is a safe harbor with great local fishing, access to beautiful sandy beaches, and relaxing small town charm. During your stay, you may enjoy local access to some of Northern Michigan’s finest golf, thousands of acres of preserve land featuring hiking trails for all abilities, and stunning Lake Michigan sunsets.

7 seasonal slips and 17 transient slips

Make an On-Line Reservation:

Address: 17088 1st St, Arcadia, MI 49613

Phone: (231) 889-9653Hours: 7:30am- 6pm July & August, 8am-5pm May, June, September & October

Dates of Operation: May 1-October 1Off-Season Phone: (231) 889-4463

Amenities include: water, electricity, free WiFi, restrooms, showers, gasoline, diesel, pump-out, ice, boat launch, long term parking, dog run, 24 hour security, playground/park, grills, picnic tables and laundry.

More photos, current weather, and map:

Arcadia Lake Topographic Map:

Weather Report:

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Arcadia Township has big plans for the future of Arcadia Beach. Through the Explore the Shores program they are planning an expansion of the existing beach area with improvements to the park, public restrooms, Sunset Station viewing area, and an addition of a universally accessible ramp to the shoreline for visitors of all ages and abilities.