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Walk the Pier at Silver Beach

St. Joseph, Michigan

based on 1 reviews


Added by John Clairmont

Enjoy a new perspective as you walk a third of a mile out on the water and look back at the seemingly distant shoreline.

You'll walk on the concrete pier just barely out of reach of the waves (for the most part), allowing for some pretty cool wave and shoreline photos. An occasional wave may wash over low areas of the pier, so always be alert! Also, be careful of the slippery algae, especially close to the edges. There are ladders if you accidentally fall in the water, but the waves can be pretty rough here so it is best to simply avoid needing to use them. 

The beach is pretty large and has sand volleyball courts, so bring a ball and don't be afraid to meet new people and ask to join groups! There is an historical carousel at the beach as well, and it still runs and is available to be rented out for parties. 

Take the stairs up the hill and you can grab some of the best ice cream in the area! Enjoy it as you watch the stunning west Michigan sunset out on the lake!

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
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Picnic Area

Walk the Pier at Silver Beach Reviews

St. Joseph's is definitely an awesome place to visit, especially in the warm summer months! The town and beach itself have such a fun, vacation atmosphere, but I did especially enjoy walking the pier and getting to see the sunset over the water. Take a good camera to capture some pictures of the long beach sunset!

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