Solanus Mission Beach

This stony, dune-like environment abuts a small cove on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay and provides 500 feet of accessible beach frontage via a boardwalk from either end of the park. The boardwalk is accessible from the Little Traverse Wheelway or the Bayfront West Parking lot and provides users with an experience unique to the shores of Little Traverse Bay. The beautiful park includes an overlook deck, a shore-level boardwalk that meanders on the beach, and a mobility mat leading to the ordinary high water mark. The beach is accessible from the Little Traverse Wheelway with adequate seating, bike racks, and trash cans.

There is also parking available to access this beach via driving.

This is a sacred area for the Odawa, as there are burials surrounding the church. Please treat this area with respect as you access the beach.