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Dog Friendly Beaches in Michigan
Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Michigan where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Michigan.
Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches in Michigan

Nordhouse Dunes

Nordhouse Dunes is a wilderness area with a campground and miles of trails on the shore of Lake Michigan on the western side of Michigan. When you go down to the beach there is actually a ...

Norman F Kruse Park

Dogs romp in the sand and waves off leash in the northern area of this beachside park. Waste bags are available on site.

Stony Creek Metro Park

Pets love the chance to join you on-leash at this popular park full of hiking trails and beaches. They're allowed everywhere except designated beaches.

Grand Mere State Park

Grand Mere State Park is characterized by magnificent sand dunes, deep blowouts and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Three inland lakes lie behind the dunes in the undeveloped natural area. Dogs are permitted. The hike ...

South Higgins Lake State Park

Rated one of the nicest lakes in the world!! It's gorgeous there and the water is crystal clear!! Theres 2 fenced off areas for the dogs to swim in. It was an amazing time I loved ...

Grand Haven City Beach

Located just South of Grand Haven State Park Dogs are allowed on the beach South of the swim buoys (to the left of the Bill-Mar Restaurant if looking from the road Memorial Day though Labor Day). ...

Mill Pond Dog Park

If your pet needs to cool off, bring them down to this waterfront off-leash dog park. Fenced on three sides with river access on the fourth.

North Point Beach

This pet-friendly beach is on Lake Michigan near Portage Lake. Beautiful beach and pier where dogs are welcome!

Lake Michigan Shoreline

The Lake Michgan Shoreline in Mackinaw City is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places to bring Fido for a walk. Chasing the waves will entertain your dog, and the breeze is very soothing too.

Manistee Dog Park

Your pet will love the chance to run off-leash at this fenced, 1/2 acre dog park near the beach with a shaded area and picnic tables. However, there is no water access.
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