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“A great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oval Beach

Oval Beach
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Saugatuck
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Owner description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2009

We loved this beach! It is by far one of the best, if not thee best in Michigan. Amazing scenery and the sunsets are amazing. If you're in the area this is a must see beach.

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2008

After reading the reviews, I was expecting something fantastic. The beach was nice. There were some rocks and other debris in the water. I came across the neck of a broken glass bottle. I also came across a jagged rusty bottom of a can. Other than that we did have a nice time.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach, but it ain't free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2008

Like everyone else says, it's a beautiful beach. One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. It's amazingly clean. There is NO beach debris on it at all, save for a tiny amount of seashells, a few rocks, and some twigs. No driftwood, no beach glass, no trash. I'm not sure where it goes!

My only caveat is that there is a charge to park there, but if you go after 7pm, it's free.

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5 Thank Redbeard1969
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Chicago
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2007

Absolutely beautiful beach! Soft white sand, clear blue water, what more could you want? I wish I were there now!

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2 Thank Happy_Wanderer_Lydia
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Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The Beach Rocks. In a Good Way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2007

Rocks? Sure, Oval Beach Rocks. But Oval Beach doesn't HAVE rocks. I think I could count the number of rocks on Oval Beach in about 10 minutes. Blindfolded. Safely. Most of them lie near the old channel entrance, which isn't technically part of the "public" swimming beach anyway. I don't know where the "Watch out for the rocks" statement comes from. But... whatever. Perhaps someone is confusing Oval Beach with another place? Like Pebble Beach? Now, talk about rocks....

Oval is a beautiful beach. One of the best anywhere, salt or freshwater. Sandy bottom, calm water, and never crazy-crowded. At Oval Beach, there's something for everyone. Families, singles, couples, oldsters, youngsters, straight, gay, questioning and "who cares" ... you get it... Everybody. Visit and enjoy.

Peace

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