Enjoy the picturesque views along this soft sandy beach in Traverse City.
West End Beach is such a beautiful soft sandy beach with clear water. It overlooks West Grand Traverse Bay and is steps away from the adequate parking lot. This is an ideal spot to launch a paddleboard or kayak and there is also easy carry-in boat access. You can see it from the Tart Trail, where people enjoy walking, running, or biking.
The Tart Trail is a paved non-motorized recreational trail, which extends from the west side of Traverse City to Acme (10.5 miles long). The beach has volleyball courts and restrooms with changing rooms. This is a great place to come unwind and relax. As long as you keep them on a leash, dogs are allowed in certain areas on this beach too.