Muskegon is a lakeshore community located on Michigan’s western shore just about directly across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, WI. and about one-third of the way up Michigan’s lower left hand from the Indiana State line. The towering sand dunes along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan collectively represent the world’s largest accumulation of sand dunes bordering a body of fresh water.
Visitors to the lighthouses are welcome anytime, however the towers are currently closed for general public tours until certain safety precautions and restoration steps are completed. Special private group tours can be arranged at this time on a limited basis by contacting Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy through our tour request form. Our eventual goal is to have public tours to climb to the top of the lantern room.
The South Breakwater Lighthouse is located at the end of the southern Army Corps of Engineers breakwater at the entrance to the channel leading to Lake Muskegon from Lake Michigan in the City of Muskegon, Michigan. Approximate Latitude / Longitude: +43° 13′ 26.83″, -86° 20′ 49.60″. The South Pierhead Lighthouse is located at the end of the Army Corps of Engineers south pier in the harbor of the City of Muskegon, Michigan. Approximate Latitude / Longitude: +43° 13′ 36.00″, -86° 20′ 29.50″.
The South Breakwater Lighthouse is accessible through the NOAA Lake Michigan Field Station or can be viewed by boat and has no official street address. The South Pierhead Lighthouse is accessible via beach access or can be viewed by boat. The nearest address is the NOAA Lake Michigan Field Station located at 1431 Beach St., Muskegon, MI. 49441.