Sunsets and Comfort: Victoria Resort B&B in South Haven

South Haven’s Best Sunset Spots

Imagine yourself here where the sky paints magic and as the sun descends over Lake Michigan, South Haven transforms into a realm of enchantment. The glowing light over the water casts a spell – hues of gold, pink, and lavender. Couples stroll hand in hand, their silhouettes etched against the horizon. Wander down the pier, and witness this beauty firsthand. Many nights you’ll hear clapping as the sun descends over the horizon. Walk back into town for a remarkable dinner, and afterward, relax at your comfortable and romantic bed and breakfast in South Haven- The Victoria Resort B&B.

Beautiful blue colors at sunset over the South Haven Lighthouse

Here are the best places to witness a perfect sunset in South Haven along with some living like a local favorites:

  • South Haven Lighthouses- The iconic red lighthouse stands tall, framing Lake Michigan’s beauty. Walk along the pier, feel the breeze, and watch the boats glide into the harbor. Capture the moment as the sun kisses the water.
  • North Beach and South Beach- Choose your spot on either beach – both offer unobstructed sunset views. Sink your toes into the sand and watch the sky ignite with color. It’s a serene way to end the day.
  • South Pier-  Wander down the pier, hand in hand, as the sun paints the sky. The lighthouse at the end adds a touch of romance. Bring your camera – this is a memory you’ll want to keep forever.

Living like a local tip from the innkeeper at Victoria Resort- “North Beach. The sandy beaches along Lake Michigan’s shoreline are perfect for sunset strolls.”

South Haven Riverfront as seen from the water
South Haven River Front

Local Attractions

Besides sunsets, South Haven is one of the favorite beach town in Southwest Michigan.  You could explore the nearby wineries, breweries, orchards, and farm markets. The surrounding area offers beautiful nature trails, gorgeous golf courses and stunning inland lakes. Here are a few ideas to begin planning your getaway to South Haven, Michigan.

  • Beaches and Water Sports- South Haven boasts beautiful sandy beaches along Lake Michigan. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, or explore the shoreline. Try kayaking, paddleboarding, or sailing on the lake. The calm waters of Lake Michigan are perfect for water sports enthusiasts.

Bikes in front of Victoria Resort

  • Hiking and Biking Trails- Explore over 48 miles of scenic trails. Whether you’re hiking or biking, the natural beauty of the area will captivate you. And the fresh air and lake breezes relaxes the soul and immerses you in the lush and scenic surrounding.

Living like a local tip from the innkeeper at Victoria Resort– Innkeeper Jim’s  favorite hiking trail is the Van Buren State Park and the Ross Preserve. He also recommends the Cal-Haven Trail for great biking opportunities. 

  • Historic Architecture- South Haven features some of Michigan’s most historic buildings. Take a leisurely stroll through town and admire the charming architecture. Learn about the town’s past and appreciate its unique character. Check out the Michigan Maritime Museum to learn about the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.

Living like a local tip from the innkeeper at Victoria Resort- Take a leisurely stroll  across the Maritime District Harborwalk in South Haven. This scenic  pedestrian trail runs from the North Beach to the South Beach, pier to pier. The historical walk is about three miles long. 

Culture & Performing Arts- Visit the local performing arts center for live shows, concerts, and theater performances. South Haven’s cultural scene adds vibrancy to the community.

Living like a local tip from the innkeeper at Victoria Resort– South Haven is known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World”.  Every August the community celebrates the Blueberry Harvests of South Haven at the fun and annual National Blueberry Festival.

Nature Preserves- Explore the 770 acres of nature preserves. These protected areas offer opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife spotting, and peaceful walks. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, history buff, or food lover, there’s something for everyone in South Haven!

Local Cuisine

  • Taste South Haven–  Small Plates and Martinis
  • South Haven Clementine’s: This bustling spot serves American fare and seafood. Check out their fresh chicken salad.
  • Phoenix Street On Broadway-A charming café that serves breakfast and lunch all day. We especially love their  peanut butter pancakes.
  • Maria’s Taste of ItalyIf you’re craving Italian and pizza, Maria’s is a great choice. This longtime family-run eatery homemade Italian sausage, meatballs & mains in a cheery site.
  • Black River TavernA cozy pub with American classics – perfect for a relaxed meal. This tavern offers some of the best views of the harbor and the South Haven lighthouse.

Living like a local tip from the innkeeper at Victoria Resort- they love Taste South Haven

Bon appétit! 

Firepit with Benches at the Victoria resort

Serenity by the Lakeshore: Victoria Resort B&B

During your time in South Haven, we have a perfect place to stay that is just a few blocks from the beach- Victoria Resorts B&B. The resort provides bicycles making for perfect transportation to glide through town and onto the beach for water views.

The Victoria Resort stands out for several reasons:

  • Historic Charm with Modern Comforts- Victoria Resort seamlessly blends vintage turn-of-the-century charm with modern bed and breakfast amenities. Most rooms feature whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, creating a cozy and romantic ambiance.
  • Year-Round Accommodations- Unlike many seasonal destinations, Victoria Resort is open year-round. Whether you visit in summer or during the quieter seasons, you’ll find comfort and hospitality. The sunsets are spectacular year-round too.
  • Cottages for Families- Families can enjoy spacious cottages that accommodate two to six guests. Some cottages are even pet-friendly during nine months of the year.
  • All-Inclusive Resort Amenities- Take a dip in the pool, borrow bicycles for a ride, or challenge someone to tennis or basketball. Enjoy the serene koi pond, flower gardens, and the warmth of the outdoor gas fire pit.
  • Sunset Views and Lake Proximity- Victoria Resort’s is just a few blocks from the beach making for perfect romantic views.  Imagine sipping wine on your private balcony as the sun paints the sky.
  • Quality-Assured and Inspected-  Victoria Resort and B&B is a proud member of the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association.  You are assured of a quality stay since the inn is inspected for details of your safety and comfort.

Victoria Resort sign

Whether you’re a dreamer, a photographer, a romantic, or simply seeking solace, South Haven’s sunsets promise magic. And when the day ends, retreat to Victoria Resorts – where cozy beds await under star-studded skies.

For reservations and more information, check out this link – Victoria Resorts Bed & Breakfast.