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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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  • I suggest hiking to Oval Beach over the stairs at Mt. Baldheaded Park. Great exercise and beautiful views.  more »
  • Visited in January to check out the frozen wonderland of Lake Michigan. It is very convenient to access lake Michigan from Oval Beach, the parking is right along the shore line and a nice set of steps...  more »
  • 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...  more »