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Oval Beach

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
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+1 269-857-1701
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Fabulous beach

Stayed in Saugatuck for a Girls Weekend in August 2016. Ventured over to Oval Beach one evening to catch the sunset. Amazing views, soft sand, not a lot of people at all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in Saugatuck for a Girls Weekend in August 2016. Ventured over to Oval Beach one evening to catch the sunset. Amazing views, soft sand, not a lot of people at all. Definitely recommend stopping here at least once, even if you have to drive from downtown Saugatuck. It's worth it.

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Thank Anna10877
Douglas, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you still want to see a natural beach, the has been truly left alone to the elements of the environment, then Oval beach is such a place. Offering plenty of parking, places to cookout and enjoy the summer, plenty of sand with good public bathrooms. Even has a food court with some tasty treats and ice-cream. If you want... More 

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Thank Neutronboy
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best beach along the Lake Michigan shore until you get to Grand Haven. Beautifully groomed, wide, lots of room for everyone.

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Thank RickMIusa
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to just relax and have fun. The beach was so clean and the water was amazing. Had a wonderful time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty nice view. It was windy when we went, but it's pretty special to see sand with snow. Romantic place too.

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Thank WanchenVillegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Come early so you get a parking spot. Fills fast. Beautiful beach. Walk to the pier. Outhouses available. Would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Best Midwest beach. Feels like the ocean. Bring some gear and a picnic and go for the day. Hiking and such in and around the dunes. Facilities are nice and the parking fee is minimal...will fill up on summer weekends though go before 10am.

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Thank Todd H
Skokie, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Oval Beach was a romantic, autumn morning walk. Hand holding, a little kissing, some anniversary selfish, and selecting lake-worn worry stones from among the pebbles and tiny shells. Beautiful dunes and native grasses and trees. So peaceful!

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Thank Caroline A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My wife and I visit this beach every time we're in Saugatuck. It's a great place to relax and reflect on the beauty of this planet. We also enjoy the drive through the woods to get to the beach. The sunsets are spectacular!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We arrived at the end of the season and pretty much had the place to ourselves, no paying to enter (normally about 8 dollars per car), decent views and clean beach, nice place for a wander for an hour os so.

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