Pere Marquette Park

About Pere Marquette Park

Located on Beach Street and Lakeshore Drive (Bluffton) at 3510 Channel Drive, Pere Marquette Park is the northern-most end of 2.5 miles of City-owned Lake Michigan frontage. The 27.5-acre park is bordered on the north by Muskegon Channel.

This beautiful expanse of clean, sandy beach is surf raked daily. There is a 200-foot handicapped walkway, which allows easy access for all.

Visitors frequently view the amazing site of kite boarders at Pere Marquette Park as the beach has become popular for the sport and spectators. Kayaks and paddle boards are also popular here, and the park is a draw for many beach volleyball players as well as home to the Burning Foot Beer Festival.

The City has two other popular ‘beach’ parks. They are Harbour Towne Beach and Kruse Park. Kruse Park is the county’s only dog beach.


  • Beach/Water Access
  • Restaurant
  • Snack Bar
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Rescue Boards/Lifesaving Equipment
  • On-Site Kiteboarding Rentals and Lessons
  • Play Apparatus
  • Restrooms
  • Handicapped Walkway
  • Picnic Tables
  • Access to the Lakeshore Trail


Contact the Public Works Division

  • Matt Schwemin

    Matt Schwemin

    Parks Supervisor


Public Works Division


Monday – Friday:
8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday:


(231) 724-4100


(231) 722-4188