This time of year spending a day at the beach is usually a summer pastime for many people. You can chill out on the sand, soak up some sun, and grab that relaxation that vacations are meant for.

Along the country's numerous coastlines, including the Great Lakes, you're sure to find a secluded little-known beach somewhere just waiting to be enjoyed. You're in luck if this is your thing and you are hoping to hit the beach and avoid the crowds because one of the "Best Hidden Beaches" in America is right here in Michigan.

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Livability put together a pretty cool list of "The Best Hidden Beaches to Visit This Summer" to help you search out those low-key off-the-radar gems to enjoy. It was a quiet stretch of beach along the Lake Michigan shoreline that caught their attention as the perfect spot to enjoy in the sun.

Glen Haven Beach in Glen Haven, Michigan may be actually hiding in plain site for those who frequent the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes area. The nature natural spot is the perfect place to feel a million miles away.

"Located in the historic village of Glen Haven, this quiet strip of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is nestled in between low-lying sand dunes and the calm, clear waters of Lake Michigan. Though no longer populated, the port village still houses a fully restored 1920s working blacksmith where visitors can pop in to see live demonstrations on their way to the lake. The general store is also open in the summer to grab some snacks and cold drinks".

Near all the summertime action, but tucked away for some solitude offering all the relaxation and fun that you can on a public beach without the crowds. Glen Haven Beach is a must-add to your summer bucket list for sure.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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