We try to hit the beaches a handful of times every summer and our new favorite is Weko Beach in Bridgman, MI. It's just so much more peaceful than Silver Beach, cleaner than New Buffalo and less distance to walk than Tower Hill which is a factor I take seriously since I'm usually carrying most everything. We went two days apart last week and the difference was amazing. The first day we went it was in the evening and the water was so calm. There wasn't much of a breeze and it was actually somewhat chilly, but still comfortable. There was constant cloud cover except for the time when we only got to see the sun's rays. We stayed for 5 hours.
When we went two days later, in the morning, there was a constant brisk breeze and the waves were the biggest I had seen in a long time. The kids couldn't really go out past their waist because they were getting knocked over pretty easily. I think there was enough sand in the van to refill the sand box!