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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. 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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  • 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...  more »
  • This is the best beach along the Lake Michigan shore until you get to Grand Haven. Beautifully groomed, wide, lots of room for everyone. 
  • What a great place to just relax and have fun. The beach was so clean and the water was amazing. Had a wonderful time.