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Lake Michigan Beaches in Manistee County

Escape from your hectic schedule, and let our 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline soothe and calm you. Wiggle your toes in the warm golden sand, close your eyes, breathe deeply and listen to the waves. Our Lake Michigan beaches are considered some of the best in Michigan, and after you visit you will know why.

Summer Sunset Schedule (June - August)

Plan your day around the beauty of a warm Northern Michigan sunset.  Here is an overview of the sunset times for the upcoming summer season.  (Note: Times are approximate)

June 10th – 9:28pm
June 20th – 9:32pm
June 30th – 9:33pm


July 10th – 9:29pm
July 20th – 9:22pm
July 30th – 9:12pm


August 10th – 8:57pm
August 20th – 8:41pm
August 30th – 8:24pm


Fall Sunset Schedule (September-November)

Plan your day around the beauty of a fall Lake Michigan sunset.  Here is an overview of the sunset times for the upcoming fall season.  (Note: Times are approximate)

September 10th – 8:04pm
September 20th – 7:46pm
September 30th – 7:27pm


October 10th – 7:09pm
October 20th – 6:53pm
October 30th – 6:37pm


November 10th – 5:23pm
November 20th – 5:13pm
November 30th – 5:08pm


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Pet Friendly Beaches

Miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline

EXPLORE OUR LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES

Enjoy the amenities of Douglas Park and Fifth Avenue, or the quiet seclusion of the Pierport Beach... Lake Michigan beaches await your visit in Manistee County

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Drop your paddle board in the water

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