Pere Marquette Park and PJ Hoffmaster State Park have made the top 9 beaches in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest, with Pere Marquette being voted the #1 “Best Michigan Beach” and PJ Hoffmaster coming in at #9!

The 20 nominees were announced this past April 30, 2018.

Pere Marquette Park is a nationally certified “Clean Beach,” featuring 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan sugar-sand shoreline, free (and ample) parking, a 200′ barrier-free walkway to Lake Michigan, a historic lighthouse, full service restaurant, concessions, restrooms, picnic areas, 40 volleyball courts, 2 playgrounds and a connection to Muskegon’s dog friendly beach, Kruse Park!

PJ Hoffmaster State Park features over three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 293 modern campground sites, towering Lake Michigan dunes, the fun and educational Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, and miles of breathtaking hiking and skiing trails.

We are so lucky to have Lake Michigan and these great beaches in our back yard.