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Nice spot to walk near the bay

Metered parking. Sidewalks. Next to the Marina. Didn't go to the beach portion. Clean. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Nice beach, too cold during our visit.

This would be a great spot in the summer but we came in early September so it was too cold to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris B
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111 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City, MI 49684-2566
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All reviewssplash padrent kayaksnice beachunderground tunnelshort walk from downtownpaved walkinggreen spacepaddle boardingpublic restroomsconcession standcherry festivalbeautiful view of the baythe water is crystal clearbeach areawest armall agesgreat place to enjoy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Metered parking. Sidewalks. Next to the Marina. Didn't go to the beach portion. Clean. Perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

Thank Biblib3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be a great spot in the summer but we came in early September so it was too cold to enjoy. The view is nice so we walked along the water for a little.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very short walk from downtown TC. The beach is clean, the water is blue but peak season is crowded, nice sandy beach you don't need water shoes.

Thank tripannarbor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son asked my daughter (soon to be in-law) to get married here. Is there anything better? A beautiful setting!

Thank therese l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic park for many reasons. You can metered park right on the water near the park, so super easy access. The water park fountains for the kids are phenomenal. The public restroom there is fantastic. There are boat docks there, so interesting...More

1  Thank Pencilmarks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only rode our bikes through. The park was very clean and beautifully landscaped. There were a ton of people swimming and playing. Looked like a lot of fun.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I used to come here a lot in the 1960’s when I lived in town as kid. The park is much improved. The park and open areas are really nice and the beach is a great place to bring your family. It next to the...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a great beach in downtown Traverse City. Large restrooms, changing rooms, concession stand for food, paddle board and kayak rental. It has it all. A bit of a walk from the parking lot to the beach, so plan accordingly. Pretty good sized area...More

Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I loved the park! The park is very clean. The kids had alot of fun playing in the water and the whole park.

Thank giggly711
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great beac, changing rooms, splash park for the kids, near the Farmers market, walk to it, drive to it, bike to it. Just a great beach.

Thank Randisue2013
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July 2, 2017|
Response from travel_freaks |
Not overnight but for the day. Also, you will need to pay the meter.
June 29, 2017|
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Response from Ryan W | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure. Sorry