From Saugatuck to South Haven and Holland to Grand Haven, the shoreline is long, speckled with historic lighthouses for miles, white sandy shores, and if you're lucky enough to make it up north, you can really catch a beautiful view of the lake from the top of the dunes.
We've compiled a list of the best Michigan beach towns that are worth a visit and offer some of the most spectacular Lake Michigan views.
SaugatuckSaugatuck is a Michigan beach town rich with history. Originally a lumber town in the mid-1800s, Saugatuck eventually became a place for the arts. Quickly, it emerged as one of the more popular art districts in Michigan. As for its views, well that's a different story. Saugatuck has been known as a beautiful resort-town for years, offering some of the most amazing views for both photographers, locals, and tourists alike.
Saugatuck and its neighboring town Douglas are home to the famous Mt. Baldhead, where you can catch an amazing view of Downtown Sauagatuck and the Kalamazoo River from the top (after climbing a long way to the top). At the bottom of Mt. Baldhead, take in the beautiful views of Oval Beach.
South HavenIf you're ever lucky enough to be in the presence of a South Haven, MI sunset, make sure you have your camera ready. Michigan sunsets are unlike any other, and at South Haven, you can expect picturesque views of oranges, blues, and the famous South Haven pier's lights dancing on the water.
South Haven is a popular beach town in Michigan, and much like Saugatuck, it was also a lumber town in the mid-1800s. Today, it's known as one of the most popular Michigan getaways year round. The famous South Haven lighthouse (South Haven Light) is a spectacle for many visitors who happen to stop by this wonderful beach town.