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Oval Beach, Saugatuck

4.6
#2 of 39 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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  • I have only visited Oval Beach in the off season. The parking is free and plentiful, the sand is clean and the views are lovely.  more »
  • Even in chilly weather this is worth a stop! Sand for little ones to play and benches for adults to hang out and watch the water.  more »
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  • A great beach in any season! Make sure to hike up Mount Baldhead and take the steps down the other side. You'll end up right I'm the centre of town. A great beach in one of the best small towns in America.
  • Amazing beach with lots of parking though there is only one long two lane road into the park. The beach can get too busy in the prime season though and the entrance to the parking lot can back up for miles.

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