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Oval Beach, Saugatuck

4.5
#2 of 18 in Beaches in Michigan
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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  • This beach is long and beautiful with lots of parking and a pretty drive to get there. You can get here by car or walking/hiking from my baldheard stairway. The property to the north has trails throug...  more »
  • This is a nice beach! Clean and well maintained. It isn't extra wide though. It is rather narrow as beaches go, but it has a great unobstructed view of Lake Michigan! Easy to get to and lots of free p...  more »
  • We visited Oval Beach in October. It was a very nice a sunny day. We walked the beach and was very impressed how clean and nice the sand was. The dunes were very nice as well. I am sure in other summe...  more »
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  • Worst experience my family and I have had at a Michigan beach. My family and I were out for the first time to oval Beach. Since they have 4.7 stars, we figured we would have a great time. We were very wrong and disappointed. We were told dogs were not allowed on the beach and yet when patrol staff saw several people walking with their dogs on the beach the patrol staff walked passed and did not say one word to them. The patrol staff made my family and I feel very uncomfortable throughout our stay. At one point a patrol staff had their binoculars out watching our family, we were fed up with the treatment we packed up and left. If you enjoy being spied and harassed I highly recommend oval beach.
  • Such a great experience! Went out for the last few hours and it was beautiful, even with a light sprinkle of rain :) we had such a great time!
  • Great place to go with friends and family. Beautiful views and a wonderful experience for everyone.
  • Not a place you will feel welcomed
  • 10/10 bathrooms I tool a nice piss

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