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Oval Beach

Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-1701
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Great Beach - Easy to get to and plenty of parking

A very nice beach with ample parking. We love our walks - you can walk along the shore for over a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful scenery for family fun!

Oval beach is a must see! It's absolutely gorgeous! Families flock to this beach to swim, build... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dearborn, Michigan
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-1701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice beach with ample parking. We love our walks - you can walk along the shore for over a mile in either direction. There is a good concession stand, clean restrooms, and plenty of sand to park yourself and enjoy for a few...More

Thank N G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oval beach is a must see! It's absolutely gorgeous! Families flock to this beach to swim, build sand castles, and catch a few rays! See it for yourself!

Thank trisha25teacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 through the dunes. Lovely. Bring your picnic lunch!

Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 parking. Clean restrooms too! It was...More

Thank LC95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 summer it's a very...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's was raining but still a great view from shore. Maybe it was off-season, but is no charge to park in the large parking lot.

Thank Maxi3D
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Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Cost to enter. Beautiful clean beach, although lot was packed plenty of room on the beach. restrooms are quite far and snack bar

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have been going to Oval Beach for several years. We find Saugatuck Michigan a great get away from the city. This time we went in late September so we were not expecting to swim. The water is very clean but cold! It was just...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was a beautiful beach! Lots of sand, great parking, and shallow steps to the beach. There were dunes behind the parking area and a lookout deck near the bathrooms.

Thank jcthrift
Reviewed 11 October 2017

You will pay to park here almost year round, so if you are going, go early & enjoy the whole day. The beach can be calm or crazy depending on the time of year, but it is always the best place for a Lake Michigan...More

Thank 00vette48306
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31 July 2017|
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Response from sherriephillips | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no this is not an option for this beach. I think that it might have been in the past, but not anymore.
Debby M
31 July 2017|
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Response from LMette | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response..... you can park right at the beach. We were there during a peak holiday weekend and we found parking although it was sparse.
Tanner S
12 July 2017|
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Response from andrew_branham | Reviewed this property |
The beaches can get crowded but you can always walk north and find a private spot. If you want even more privacy and deserted, white sand beaches and dunes - go to Saugatuck Dunes State park. To get to the beach - you walk... More