It's no secret the Great Lakes State has awesome beaches! What is the very best beach in Michigan though?

With shoreline on four of the five great lakes and more than 11,000 inland lakes, it's no small task that USA Today took on. A new USA Today10Best readers' poll aimed to find the top beach in the Mitten State.

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A panel of experts narrowed it down to twenty beaches. It was put up to a public vote to determine the top ten!

Michiganders know that from spectacular sunsets, to awe-inspiring dunes, to water sports of all kinds, there's a beach for every taste. Growing up in South Haven, I'm glad to see South Beach is on the list! Another one of my favorites, Oval Beach in Saugatuck is high on the list too.

What's your favorite? Below are the top ten beaches in Michigan, followed by the others that did not make the cut.  

Michigan's Best Beaches 2024

Twenty beaches were in the running for "Best Michigan Beach" in a USA Today and 10best readers' poll. These glorious Michigan locations were chosen by a panel of experts and then it was put up to a public vote. check out the Top Ten Beaches in Michigan and then the ones that did not make the cut after that.

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