Need one last dose of summer? Hit the beach towns of St. Joe and Benton Harbor.
We love Michigan’s west coast. Lacking access to an ocean, the sandy beaches and little harbor towns dotting the shoreline of Lake Michigan provide a refreshing escape from the heat and congestion of the city. Like Goldilocks with her porridge, it’s been hard for us to find a single town that’s “just right”. Some are too touristy; others have crummy beaches; and a few are too wrapped up in their own image. After visiting many of them, we found one small town, well two actually, that was close by and exactly what we were looking for – St. Joseph and Benton Harbor.