Grand Haven Resort is located just minutes from Lake Michigan and downtown Grand Haven “Coast Guard City USA” is located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Grand River, for which it is named.
The community is an active beach resort with boating, fishing, sailing, biking, skating etc. along with connecting recreational areas. The city has over 100 miles of bike trails, a state beach, boardwalk, two lighthouses, a pier, wharf and large charter fishing fleet. Home of the annual Coast Guard Festival, a celebration based on Coast Guard Day, which draws U.S. and Canadian vessels along with parades of bands and other activities.
The yearly attendance for this event exceeds 300,000 people over the two-week period of the festival. Grand Haven is the only city officially designated as Coast Guard City, USA by an act of Congress signed by President Bill Clinton. Travel & Leisure Magazine has named Grand Haven, Michigan one of 17 “Best Secret Beaches on Earth!”