Michigan's Best Three Beach Towns

Summer is prime time to take advantage of three waterfront Michigan towns brimming with innovative cuisine and winning wineries, plus endless water views.

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Exploring Empire
Photo: Brooke Slezak

Exploring Empire

On the opposite side of town, the expansive Empire Beach is a quiet, well-kept insider's haunt. Seek out downtown's Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak to rent stand-up paddleboards and surfboards for when the wind whips up those freshwater waves.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.