We are from Indiana and almost always make the summer trek to Florida. We are tossing around the idea of replacing that trip with a trip up to the Grand Haven area. Google and trip advisor are usually enough for me to educate myself and plan a trip, but I haven't had as much luck trying to plan this. Are there any good camping places? Other than state parks? The state parks don't allow alcohol and not that I drink a ton, but on vacation around the fire I like a sip or two. Is the Grand Haven area pet friendly? Any pet friendly beaches? And finally....the beaches... I understand it's not the ocean but I am spoiled by the gulfs white, soft sand and clear turquoise water. Can anyone give me an idea of what to expect? Not against other places in the area either. Since this would be our first trip, I'm open to any and all suggestions.