Ludington has many miles of beaches... in fact more than 6.5 miles. These are white sand beaches and are rated at or near the best in Michigan. The AAA magazine, Michigan Living, recently rated the Ludington beaches as tops in Michigan. The north pier extends from the city beach approximately 1/2 mile out into Lake Michigan and protects the harbor from NW wind and waves. The pierhead light stands at the end of the pier.