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.

Spring Sunset Schedule (March - May)

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)

March 10th – 7:43pm
March 20th – 7:56pm
March 30th – 8:08pm


April 10th – 8:22pm
April 20th – 8:35pm
April 30th – 8:47pm


May 10th – 8:59pm
May 20th – 9:10pm
May 30th – 9:20pm


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


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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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Drop your paddle board in the water

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Nature & Pet Friendly Parks in Manistee County

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Arcadia Overlook

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Milestones to plan your trip around

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Three Rivers

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

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Our Lakeshore in Manistee County

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3 Harbors of Manistee County

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