Located five miles west of Holland MI, Ottawa Beach is bound by Lake Macatawa (Black Lake), Lake Michigan and Mt. Pisgah. This resort community was platted and development began in 1886. Ottawa Beach is a unique combination of forested dunes, Lake Macatawa shorelines and fine sand beaches. Victorian cottages shelter a vibrant community where residents and visitors can relax with friends or explore the walks, dunes and waterways. This page contains Links to sites pertaining to our history, our neighborhood organization and our proposed pump house museum. Additionally, links to blogs and other sites of interest will be available soon.
Click here for a wealth of information about the history of Ottawa Beach. Including maps and old photos. Featured are historically significant cottages in the neighborhood... and even a tour through Big Red.
Click here for the West Michigan
Park Association. This organization represents property owners within the Ottawa Beach boundaries.
Click here for information about the Ottawa Beach Pump House Museum currently being developed on the Lake Macatawa
Postcard from the Nienhuis Archives
Photograph by Dan Aument.
In the near future, visitors will be able to click here for links to blogs and sites related to Historic Ottawa Beach.