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Oval Beach

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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One of the greatest beaches on Lake Michigan

Oval Beach lives up to the hype. The beach is gorgeous, the staff is friendly and service focused, and the concession stand has a great variety of healthy and indulgent items to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oval Beach lives up to the hype. The beach is gorgeous, the staff is friendly and service focused, and the concession stand has a great variety of healthy and indulgent items to choose from for snacks, treats, or meals.

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest hiking to Oval Beach over the stairs at Mt. Baldheaded Park. Great exercise and beautiful views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 gradually takes you down to beach level. It was awesome to see the ice and snow formations along the beach, be careful to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 here at least once, even if you have to drive from downtown Saugatuck. It's worth it.

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Douglas, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 summer, plenty of sand with good public bathrooms. Even has a food court with some tasty treats and ice-cream. If you want... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is the best beach along the Lake Michigan shore until you get to Grand Haven. Beautifully groomed, wide, lots of room for everyone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

What a great place to just relax and have fun. The beach was so clean and the water was amazing. Had a wonderful time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It's pretty nice view. It was windy when we went, but it's pretty special to see sand with snow. Romantic place too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Come early so you get a parking spot. Fills fast. Beautiful beach. Walk to the pier. Outhouses available. Would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Best Midwest beach. Feels like the ocean. Bring some gear and a picnic and go for the day. Hiking and such in and around the dunes. Facilities are nice and the parking fee is minimal...will fill up on summer weekends though go before 10am.

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