Alpena State Park - United States, Michigan, Sanborn Township


Alpena State Park is a beautiful beach located in Sanborn Township, United States. The beach stretches for about a mile and features soft, white sand.


Amenities at the beach include restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and a playground. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but they must be on a leash at all times.


Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, and fishing at the beach. There are also several picnic areas available for visitors to enjoy.


There is a large parking lot available for visitors at Alpena State Park, and parking is free for Michigan residents. Out-of-state visitors will need to pay a small fee for parking. The parking lot is located just a short walk from the beach.

Fun Fact

Fun facts about Alpena State Park include that it is home to the "Old Presque Isle Lighthouse," which was built in 1840 and is now a museum. Additionally, the beach offers stunning views of Lake Huron and is a popular spot for watching the sunrise and sunset.


In addition to enjoying the beach, visitors can also explore the many hiking trails that wind through the surrounding forests and wetlands. The park is also home to a campground, which offers tent and RV camping options.


There are several restaurants located near Alpena State Park, offering a variety of cuisines, including American, Italian, and seafood. Visitors can also enjoy shopping at local boutiques and souvenir shops.


For those looking for accommodations near the beach, there are several hotels and motels in the area, offering a range of options from budget-friendly to luxury. Some popular options include the Thunder Bay Inn, Days Inn by Wyndham Alpena, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alpena - Downtown.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 83/100

Alpena State Park does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Alpena State Park does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Alpena State Park is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Alpena State Park is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Alpena State Park does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Alpena State Park maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Alpena State Park does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Alpena State Park is not known for any activities in particular.

Alpena State Park does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Alpena State Park is not dog-friendly.

Alpena State Park is not generally considered to be good for surfing.