Featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and hundreds of others, Michigan beaches are like the Caribbean.
Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula, which is a delicious stretch of land with some of the most valuable piece of real estate in Michigan and the Midwest, you'll find a bundle of excellent wineries like Chateau Chantel, 2Lads, Mari Vineyards, Bonobos, Chateau Grand Traverse and others. The water is stunning as are the views.
Heading north you'll find Torch Lake, whose waters sparkle all summer and includes summer residents from St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis and other 'too warm' areas of the Midwest.
Heading over to Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes/Glen Haven are striking and named 'Most beautiful place in American by ABC News.' That distinction changed the traffic patterns of the area. Where once you could be one of a handful of people at Pyramid Point that overlooks the Manitou Islands, you'll now find a full line of cars out the entrance and license plates from all over America plus you will hear accents from China, Brazil and others.
Heading south from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, you'll hit Ludington State Park/Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Grand Haven. All worth the drives.
Now to the most remote beauty in Michigan that doesn't require a boat or a place...Copper Harbor in the 'Northernest" point of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. You can even visit jam making monks at the world famous Jampot. https://poorrockabbey.com/