December 14, 2004
I had lived here about 2 months before I found this one! Just follow the road along Silver Beach, heading south along the coast, and the road dead ends near Lions Park. There are two covered pavilions with picnic tables and grills, a playground, open bathrooms, a water fountain, and free parking a few feet away. This beach is usually not too crowded (although the small parking lots fills quickly), but it’s the worst area beach for swimming. How could it be so much worse than the other beaches less than a mile away? Well, the first few feet of water is covered in sharp rocks that are painful walk on, and the sand is full of sticks and washed-up debris. Once you make it past the rocks, the lake bottom is sandy as usual, but the water depth varies in weird spots, so it is not a good place for children to swim. There are also no lifeguards here.
Slightly above Lions Park are sand dunes, where the trail runs along the top of them for an excellent beach view. There are also swinging benches perfect for a romantic sunset, especially since the area is fairly deserted at that time.
From journal Tropical Paradise on Western Michigan's Coast?!