pere marquette

Pere Marquette is the northern most end of 2.5 miles of City-owned Lake Michigan frontage, bordered on the north by the Muskegon Channel. The beautiful expanse of clean, sandy beach is surf raked daily.  The 200′ handicapped walkway allows easy access for all.  Visitors will often view the amazing site of kite boarders as the beach has become a popular draw for the sport and spectators.  Kayaks and paddle boards are also popular here.  The park is home to many Beach Volleyball players and the Burning Foot Beer Festival.

Location: Pere Marquette Park, Beach Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49441
Beach Street and Lakeshore Drive (Bluffton) – 3510 Channel Dr.

Land Area: 27.5 acres

Surrounding Land Use: Residential, Recreation

Facilities: Restaurant, snack bar, playground area, restrooms, handicapped walkway, picnic tables, sand volleyball courts, rescue boards with water safety/lifesaving equipment (provided between Memorial Day and Labor Day), kite-boarding rentals/lessons, paddle-board and jet-ski rentals, and access to the Lakeshore Trail.

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The city has two other popular ‘beach’ parks, they are Harbour Towne Beach and Kruse Park with Kruse being the county’s only dog beach!