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Holland State Park featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as a large group of people

Two beaches on separate lakes is a nice feature of this park. Choose the beach that might have waves, or the other which is more serene: it depends on the wind.

A short drive of 4 miles (6 kilometers) west of Holland, Michigan brings you to Holland State Park that has one boundary on Lake Macatawa and the other on Lake Michigan. Choose the Lake Michigan side if you want expansive watery views and an immense, soft sand beach, while the other is more tranquil with a lovely view of Big Red Lighthouse.

The area is also very popular for camping with two campgrounds for each lake. The distance to Lake Michigan from the Lake Macatawa campground is only a half mile (80 meters) and both sites are within 50 feet (15 meters) of a beach.

Bring your fishing gear as the channel that connects the two lakes is very popular among sport fishermen and pleasure craft constantly use the connecting waterway in the busier seasons.

Beachgoers and campers won’t feel isolated with a nearby concession stand and store stocked with essential items. Both campgrounds are equipped with grill areas, picnic tables, beach volleyball courts, metal detecting zones and a beach house.

Add to your photo library pictures of stunning sunsets that are known to occur along this shoreline. Although Big Red Lighthouse is not within the park’s boundaries, be sure to take photos of Michigan’s iconic structure on the channel’s opposite side as you stroll along the park’s boardwalk. The reason for the striking color is it being classified as a navigational marker with international marine rules requiring that points on the right side of a boat returning to a harbor must be painted red.

Note that during warmer months, Holland State Park and its beaches can become quite busy with vehicles lining up to enter the recreational area. Arrive early to avoid peak periods during the day.

The park is reached on Ottawa Beach Road and a pass must be purchased to enter the area. Pets are not permitted on the beaches.

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Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Holland, MI
This family-friendly Holland cottage is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk and Lake Michigan. Holland State Park is 0.7 mi (1.2 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Wonderful place
"We loved our time here! A perfect place to meet up with friends for the weekend. We will definitely return."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2021

Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE!  STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE! STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
2323 Pavillion Avenue, Holland, MI
Located in Ottawa Beach, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Holland State Park and Lake Michigan. Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk and Ottawa Beach ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Wedding weekend
"Family from out of state stayed here to attend a wedding. Nice location within walking distance to the beach."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE! STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
Holland, MI
This family-friendly Holland cottage is located on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Holland State Park and Lake Michigan. Ottawa Beach and Mt. Pisgah Dune ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great location, views, and host
"We (7 of us ranging in age from 2 - 69) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is surprisingly large and retains the characteristics and charm of a turn of the century beach cottage. It is within easy walking distance of the General Store, Dune Dogs, and the beach. While at the house, we spent most ..."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021

This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
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Macatawa Lake Breeze Cottage by State Park & Private Lk Mac Beach
Macatawa Lake Breeze Cottage by State Park & Private Lk Mac Beach
2117 Richardson Ave, Holland, MI
The price is £250 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Macatawa Lake Breeze Cottage by State Park & Private Lk Mac Beach
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Holland, MI
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE!  STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE! STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
2323 Pavillion Avenue, Holland, MI
WELCOME TO HARBOR HOUSE! STEP BACK IN TIME AND RELAX AT THE BEACH...
This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
Holland, MI
This 1890's Cottage Has A Panoramic View Of Lake Macatawa and the Holland Harbor
3 Doors North of Holland State Park.  GREAT beach.  Sleeps 12+ Fun For Families
3 Doors North of Holland State Park. GREAT beach. Sleeps 12+ Fun For Families
2445 Lake Michigan Avenue, Holland, MI
3 Doors North of Holland State Park. GREAT beach. Sleeps 12+ Fun For Families
NEW! Charming Holland Home < ½ Mi to Lake Macatawa
NEW! Charming Holland Home < ½ Mi to Lake Macatawa
450 Lakeshore Drive South, Holland, MI
NEW! Charming Holland Home < ½ Mi to Lake Macatawa
 Macatawa Lake View Cottage by State Park and Bike Trails
Macatawa Lake View Cottage by State Park and Bike Trails
2106 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI
The price is £253 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Macatawa Lake View Cottage by State Park and Bike Trails
Updated Holland Home w/ Yard Near Holland St. Park
Updated Holland Home w/ Yard Near Holland St. Park
2160 Lakeridge Dr, Holland, MI
Updated Holland Home w/ Yard Near Holland St. Park
Upscale 1 bdr. at The Beach House at Lake Street
Upscale 1 bdr. at The Beach House at Lake Street
2047 Lake Street, Holland, MI
Upscale 1 bdr. at The Beach House at Lake Street
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