The area you’re looking at is just off M-116 between Ludington and the Hamlin Dam and this seven mile stretch of highway affords anyone their own private beach for the day. A few years ago Lake Michigan was somewhat down by way of its water level. Now either the shoreline has been depleted by sand erosion or Lake Michigan is again up as to its water levels.
Examine the hues of Lake Michigan or its color changes by depth. Close to shore are the grays or browns as the bottom is churned up producing those colors. Farther out are the greens and then blues of the lake.
On this particular day there wasn’t much beachfront to run on without getting somewhat wet. In this area beach erosion may well be a problem and maybe more sand needs to be added to expand the beach. However this area is very close to M-116 so there isn’t much beach to expand upon.
Yet what a day to do a run along the shores of Lake Michigan with a good breeze and small waves crashing upon the shore making all this a runners delight.