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Oval Beach, Saugatuck
(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Nestled among rivers and sand dunes along Lake Michigan, Oval Beach ranks as one of the top beaches in the United States, according to National Geographic Traveler magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and MTV. Mentioned by Conde Nast Traveler among the world's best 25 beaches, the area is also one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet. You can reserve a guided tour of the site at certain times, and the entire area is open for visitors throughout the year. Swim, hike, and play in the waves, or have a picnic with a barbecue. Showers, restrooms, a playground, and a concession stand make spending the day here easy. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Saugatuck holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oval Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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...  more »