Beach Loft Summer Guidebook

Scott
Beach Loft Summer Guidebook

Beaches

South Beach is the smaller and closer of the two main beaches in South Haven. The sand is warm and the water is perfect. There is some playground equipment which makes this beach popular for families. This beach is the access point to walk out on the south pier to the lighthouse. Don't forget to bring your camera! South Beach is 0.7 miles directly west of the loft.
46 paikallista suosittelee
South Beach
60 Water St
46 paikallista suosittelee
South Beach is the smaller and closer of the two main beaches in South Haven. The sand is warm and the water is perfect. There is some playground equipment which makes this beach popular for families. This beach is the access point to walk out on the south pier to the lighthouse. Don't forget to bring your camera! South Beach is 0.7 miles directly west of the loft.
North Beach is the larger of the two main beaches. This beach has beach volleyball and a snack shack. Grab some sun protection and hit the beach. The beach gives you access to the north pier, weather permitting. To get to North Beach from the loft head north on Broadway and across the Black River bridge. Keep going straight until you get to a "T" in the road at North Shore Dr. Turn left and then in 1/8 mi look for signs for the beach on the right.
45 paikallista suosittelee
North Beach
45 paikallista suosittelee
North Beach is the larger of the two main beaches. This beach has beach volleyball and a snack shack. Grab some sun protection and hit the beach. The beach gives you access to the north pier, weather permitting. To get to North Beach from the loft head north on Broadway and across the Black River bridge. Keep going straight until you get to a "T" in the road at North Shore Dr. Turn left and then in 1/8 mi look for signs for the beach on the right.

Water Aventures

Need a break from the beaches and the sun? Go kayaking. The perfect place to launch is Black River Park. Need a kayak? Contact SoHa Surf Shop. https://sohasurfshop.com/black-river-park
Black River
Need a break from the beaches and the sun? Go kayaking. The perfect place to launch is Black River Park. Need a kayak? Contact SoHa Surf Shop. https://sohasurfshop.com/black-river-park
Want to sail? Book one of these adventures and get out on the water for some breathtaking views. Look for the Sunset Sail booking for the best experience. Max 6 people.
8 paikallista suosittelee
Sailing South Haven
8 paikallista suosittelee
Want to sail? Book one of these adventures and get out on the water for some breathtaking views. Look for the Sunset Sail booking for the best experience. Max 6 people.

Land Activities

Looking for something to do on land?
Kal-Haven Trail extends from South Haven to Kalamazoo. It once was a railroad but now serves as a fantastic hiking and biking trail. Go as far as you like, but remember to bring water and some calories. https://www.michigan.org/property/kal-haven-trail-state-park
16 paikallista suosittelee
Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park
16 paikallista suosittelee
Kal-Haven Trail extends from South Haven to Kalamazoo. It once was a railroad but now serves as a fantastic hiking and biking trail. Go as far as you like, but remember to bring water and some calories. https://www.michigan.org/property/kal-haven-trail-state-park
U-Pick blueberry adventure perfect for kids, families and blueberry lovers.
17 paikallista suosittelee
Bumbleberry Acres
6785 Baseline Rd
17 paikallista suosittelee
U-Pick blueberry adventure perfect for kids, families and blueberry lovers.
U-Pick Blueberry farm. This is the place I went to most when I was growing up here.
20 paikallista suosittelee
DeGrandchamp Farm
76241 14th Ave
20 paikallista suosittelee
U-Pick Blueberry farm. This is the place I went to most when I was growing up here.

Food

A local favorite tavern
53 paikallista suosittelee
Black River Tavern
403 Phoenix St
53 paikallista suosittelee
A local favorite tavern
Golden Brown Bakery has been in South Haven for many decades. The custard-filled and cream-filled long johns were my favorite when I was a kid. The also offer excellent cupcakes, fudge, cookies and coffee. Golden Brown Bakery also has a nice cafe if you are looking for breakfast.
17 paikallista suosittelee
Golden Brown Bakery, Inc.
421 Phoenix St
17 paikallista suosittelee
Golden Brown Bakery has been in South Haven for many decades. The custard-filled and cream-filled long johns were my favorite when I was a kid. The also offer excellent cupcakes, fudge, cookies and coffee. Golden Brown Bakery also has a nice cafe if you are looking for breakfast.
Harbor Light Brewery is another local favorite. They do not serve food, however you may bring your own. Excellent beers on tap.
19 paikallista suosittelee
Harbor Light Brewery
516 Phoenix St
19 paikallista suosittelee
Harbor Light Brewery is another local favorite. They do not serve food, however you may bring your own. Excellent beers on tap.
Taste is the fanciest restaurant in town. If you are looking for a place to impress your special someone this is the place.
74 paikallista suosittelee
Taste
402 Phoenix St
74 paikallista suosittelee
Taste is the fanciest restaurant in town. If you are looking for a place to impress your special someone this is the place.
I've been going to Sherman's Dairy for ice cream since I was 2. The goal was to eat as much Blue Moon ice cream as I could in a single sitting without making my mom uncomfortable. Still, I make it a point to go every time I am in town.
56 paikallista suosittelee
Sherman Dairy Bar
1601 Phoenix St
56 paikallista suosittelee
I've been going to Sherman's Dairy for ice cream since I was 2. The goal was to eat as much Blue Moon ice cream as I could in a single sitting without making my mom uncomfortable. Still, I make it a point to go every time I am in town.
Another historic restaurant and sandwich shop on Phoenix St. They also serve Sherman's ice cream so if you are not wanting to drive out of town to go to Sherman's, go here.
16 paikallista suosittelee
Captain Nemos
407 Phoenix St
16 paikallista suosittelee
Another historic restaurant and sandwich shop on Phoenix St. They also serve Sherman's ice cream so if you are not wanting to drive out of town to go to Sherman's, go here.
A nice cafe with bigger city offerings like lattes, mochas, sandwiches, pastries, and more.
40 paikallista suosittelee
Cafe Julia
561 Huron St
40 paikallista suosittelee
A nice cafe with bigger city offerings like lattes, mochas, sandwiches, pastries, and more.

Wine

South Haven is the center for a lot of vineyards and wineries. Start you wine tour here.
Cogdal Vineyards is one of the best wineries in the South Haven area. Relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of town.
34 paikallista suosittelee
Cogdal Vineyards
7143 107th Ave
34 paikallista suosittelee
Cogdal Vineyards is one of the best wineries in the South Haven area. Relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of town.
Two words: wine slushees! Also they have an assortment of fruit wines including peach & honey, blueberry, and cherry wines (and more). Of course they have non-fruit wines as well including dry wines, red wines, pink wines and cider.
12 paikallista suosittelee
Warner Vineyards-South Haven
515 Williams Street
12 paikallista suosittelee
Two words: wine slushees! Also they have an assortment of fruit wines including peach & honey, blueberry, and cherry wines (and more). Of course they have non-fruit wines as well including dry wines, red wines, pink wines and cider.
32 paikallista suosittelee
Modales Wines
2128 62nd St
32 paikallista suosittelee
87 paikallista suosittelee
Fenn Valley Vineyards
6130 122nd Ave
87 paikallista suosittelee
54 paikallista suosittelee
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery
6054 124th Ave
54 paikallista suosittelee

History

Housed in the four-room school I attended, the Historical Association of South Haven is a great place to start learning South Haven history. Inside are lots of historic items and photos. https://historyofsouthhaven.org/
Historical Association of South Haven
355 Hubbard St
Housed in the four-room school I attended, the Historical Association of South Haven is a great place to start learning South Haven history. Inside are lots of historic items and photos. https://historyofsouthhaven.org/
Another great history stop.
32 paikallista suosittelee
Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Ave
32 paikallista suosittelee
Another great history stop.
The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum & Gardens is located in the birthplace and childhood home of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr., America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture”, and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy. Located in South Haven, Michigan, it is a National Historic Site, garden, park, museum and educational outreach center.
6 paikallista suosittelee
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
903 S Bailey Ave
6 paikallista suosittelee
The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum & Gardens is located in the birthplace and childhood home of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jr., America’s “Father of Modern Horticulture”, and a founder of the “New Agrarian” philosophy. Located in South Haven, Michigan, it is a National Historic Site, garden, park, museum and educational outreach center.

City/town information

Saugatuck, MI is only 15 minutes away and sports some fantastic restaurants, bars and shops. Don't miss Saugatuck.
139 paikallista suosittelee
Saugatuck
139 paikallista suosittelee
Saugatuck, MI is only 15 minutes away and sports some fantastic restaurants, bars and shops. Don't miss Saugatuck.
9 paikallista suosittelee
Paw Paw
9 paikallista suosittelee