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Oval Beach, Saugatuck

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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. Make Oval Beach a centerpiece of your Saugatuck vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saugatuck holiday planner .
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  • Beautiful sandy beach, don't feel crowded if you stay closer to the entrance. Water is clear blue, my favorite beach on lake michigan.  more »
  • Lovely beach. Spent the afternoon walking the beach and having a picnic lunch in January! Beautiful ice flows on the water  more »
  • The beach is gorgeous. Lots of parking and easy to get to. One of my favorite beaches in the area. A must stop  more »
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  • We arrived on an autumn evening right around sunset. The vast view of Lake Michigan and the the sand running through your toes brings your senses to the exact feeling like you were on a coastal beach. The perfect environment for relaxation and reflection!
  • This Saugatuck Dunes. Just came across this place coming back from Grand Rapids. Nice beautiful beach, quit large with small dunes behind a long large parking lots. Right on beautiful Lake Michigan. Nice place to come for a weekend get away. B&B's, small hotels, and home's for rent. Would definitely go back! Not to far from Chicago!
  • In a park. Very natural and clean. Once beyond the dunes, it's just beautiful Lake Michigan and sand. Think there were some restrooms, but we didn't check those out. No shade.
  • What an amazing find! I'm adding this to one of my favorite places. A must see if your looking for a beautiful sunset on Lake Michigan.
  • Absolutely incredible..we are going back there every summer..beach,dunes and water are amazing..we loved shopping and eating in town
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