Laketown Beach is a quirky little park featuring some impressive stairs. The park starts with a small parking lot where 142nd Avenue dead-ends at the dunes. A few signs, a porta-potty, and some stairs. And then some more stairs. Then a few more.
From the top, there's a nice view of Lake Michigan and a long flight of stairs leading to the beach and water. The Awesome Mitten blog claims the round-trip takes nearly 500 steps.
The beach frontage on the Lake is fairly small. Big signs mark private land on either side of this township park. There was plenty of room for a picnic in early October, but I imagine it could fill up in mid-summer.
I enjoyed a long walk along the lake, turning back near Saugatuck Dunes State Park.
I didn't walk north from the park, but Holland's "Big Red" lighthouse was visible in the distance. It's about 3 miles away, so it could be an ambitious beach walk.
6710 142nd Ave.Holland, MI 49423