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 fall Lake 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 – 9:32pm


July 10th – 9:28pm
July 20th – 9:20pm
July 30th – 9:09pm


August 10th – 8:54pm
August 20th – 8:40pm
August 30th – 8:21pm


Fall Sunset Schedule (September - October)

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

Sept 10th – 8:04pm
Sept 20th – 7:45pm
Sept 30th – 7:26pm


Oct 10th – 7:08pm
Oct 20th – 6:52pm
Oct 30th – 6:36pm


Nov 10th – 5:23pm
Nov 20th – 5:13pm
Nov 30th – 5:07pm


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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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Beaches of Manistee County

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Hiking the Loop: Manistee River Trail & North Country Trail Loop

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Generations of Land: Farms in Manistee County

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Drop your paddle board in the water

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Water and Lake Life in Manistee County

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Our Lakeshore in Manistee County

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