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Tunnel Park

A beach is not always just a beach, particularly when its entrance is unusual. Approach this beach with its dramatic portal.

Tunnel Park is just to the west of Holland, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan and has features that are unique. Pass through a tunnel that goes under a sand dune and arrive at a powder sand beach after walking down a few stairs. Alternatively, follow a staircase that goes over the dune and enjoy the view at the top on an observation deck. Children may prefer to find their way over the dune itself to get to the other side.

The tunnel’s picturesque setting makes it a popular venue for wedding pictures, but it’s also a favorite venue for taking amazing sunset photos over Lake Michigan. Try to capture that romantic period when the sun sinks into the water with the rounded sides of the tunnel serving as the frame for pictures.

The beach is smaller than the one in the state park, but it’s often less crowded. Although there aren’t any lifeguards, the water by the beach is shallow. Play a game of beach volleyball at one of four courts. A children’s play area will keep your youngsters entertained while you relax on the sand. Restrooms and change areas are provided.

This 22-acre (9-hectare) county park is not as large as the state park on its southern boundary, but it has the requirements to provide an outstanding, fun-filled family outing. Sit under one of many shade trees on a hot day and enjoy a picnic at a number of tables and grill areas. Although concession stands aren’t available, vending machines are provided during the tourist season. 

Bring your hiking boots as the park has trails, while many facilities are wheelchair accessible. Note that dogs are not allowed at the beach May 1 through September 30.

Find Tunnel Park on Lakeshore Drive, just west of Holland and north of Holland State Park. A parking fee is required during the busier time of the year. 


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DoubleTree by Hilton Holland £82
DoubleTree by Hilton Holland

DoubleTree by Hilton Holland

650 E 24th St, Holland, MI
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Van Raalte Farm and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Hope College. DePree Art Center and Gallery and Holland Community Aquatic Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    CityFlatsHotel - Holland £144
    CityFlatsHotel - Holland

    CityFlatsHotel - Holland

    61 East 7th street, Holland, MI
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Holland, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Holland Brewing and Hope College. Knickerbocker Theatre and Holland Area Arts Council are also within 5 minutes. Holland Station is 8 minutes by foot.

      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI £94
      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI

      Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI

      12260 James St, Holland, MI
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dutch Village and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hope College. Coppercraft Distillery and Sundae Sundae Golf Golf are also within 15 minutes.

        Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland £97
        Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland

        Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland

        3140 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dutch Village, Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Sundae Sundae Golf Golf. Coppercraft Distillery is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

          Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown £167
          Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown

          Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown

          121 East 8th Street, Holland, MI
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Holland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Holland Area Arts Council and Hope College. Knickerbocker Theatre and New Holland Brewing are also within 5 minutes. Holland Station is 7 minutes by foot.

            Hampton Inn Holland £106
            Hampton Inn Holland

            Hampton Inn Holland

            12427 Felch St, Holland, MI
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dutch Village, Sundae Sundae Golf Golf and Coppercraft Distillery. Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Holland Area Arts Council are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Holiday Inn Express Holland £97
              Holiday Inn Express Holland

              Holiday Inn Express Holland

              12381 Felch Street, Holland, MI
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Holland, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dutch Village, Sundae Sundae Golf Golf and Coppercraft Distillery. Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Holland Area Arts Council are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck £113
                AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck

                AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck

                2905 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Douglas, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Saugatuck Brewing Company and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Oval Beach. Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society and Water Street Gallery are also within 1 mile (2 km).