December 14, 2004
Tiscornia is my least-favorite beach in the area. Nothing sets it apart from the others except for the lighthouse and the fishing opportunities, but those aren't important beach features to me. My biggest issue is why should I pay for parking when there are four other better beaches nearby where I don't have to pay. And the kicker—other free parking options are nonexistent here, because Tiscornia is set behind private land on a narrow dead-end street.
The couple times I did go here were very short stays so that I didn't have to pay. All I did was walk halfway down the pier to the lighthouse just for the sake of seeing it up closer. At the time, I recall that the sand was not as clean as the other beaches, so I took a mental note that there was no reason to pay to come back here.
If you enjoy fishing or perhaps are a photographer looking for the perfect lighthouse photo, then you may be inclined to pay for the parking and spend some Q time here. And yes, do pay for parking, because I have seen the police patrol the lot.
To get to Tiscornia, cross over the drawbridge from downtown and follow the Tiscornia signs at the bottom of the bridge.
From journal Tropical Paradise on Western Michigan's Coast?!