Fun on the Water
The water and beaches of Tawas Bay are perfect for all kinds of recreation. The bay is perfect for sailing, paddling, fishing, power boating, wave runners, and is recognized as a premier kiteboarding destination. A gradual dropoff from the beach to the bay makes it a fantastic family beach with lots of room for kids of all ages to play, picnic, and relax.
East Tawas State Dock
Visitors to the Tawases will find a safe — and breathtakingly beautiful — harbor at the East Tawas State Dock.
The 140-slip marina (60 seasonal and 80 transient slips) is located on Tawas Bay. The first-class marina draws boaters from across the state. Amenities include a boat launch, new toilet / shower building, dock office, playground / park, water, electricity, garbage pick-up and recycling. There's also a swimming beach just south of the dock. But the East Tawas State Dock is more than just a marina — it has become a gathering point for local festivals and events.
The East Tawas State Dock's convenient and scenic location (at the foot of the Newman Street Shopping District in East Tawas) is a natural draw for visitors. “There's 500 feet of dock for visitors to walk along, grab an ice cream and then enjoy the scenery on one of several benches,” said Chuck Allen, park and recreation supervisor for the Tawas Point State Park.