I cannot believe that Grand Haven would even think of doing this.
I would like to see an article on what humans leave on the beach — dirty diapers, garbage, beer cans, water bottles, etc.
Grand Haven is supposed to be a tourist-friendly place to visit; at least that was what I thought. The responsible dog owners that live here in the Tri-Cities and the tourists that do travel with their pets should not be banned from a beach. I agree they need to be on a leash; and, yes, I have seen some dogs off-leash and they were all well-behaved pets.
The dogs need a place to play and cool off in the summer, as well as the humans on the other end of the leash. Don't let Grand Haven be known as "not pet-friendly," which is getting that way with not being able to have them in the outside eating areas.
Char Nash and Breslyn (Newfoundland)