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Oval Beach, Saugatuck

4.5
#2 of 38 in Beaches in Michigan
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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. 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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  • Even in winter, Oval Beach is picturesque and worth a visit. The access roads were cleared and it was easy to drive to, and park at, the beach. It was quite cold and windy when we were there but we....  more
    Even in winter, Oval Beach is picturesque and worth a visit. The access roads were cleared and it was easy to drive to, and park at, the beach. It was quite cold and windy when we were there but we....  more »
  • Visiting in winter, everything was snow-covered and even the beach was a scenic wonder. The access roads were plowed, so it was easy to get to the beach. A little too frigid to get out, but on a... 
    Visiting in winter, everything was snow-covered and even the beach was a scenic wonder. The access roads were plowed, so it was easy to get to the beach. A little too frigid to get out, but on a...  more »
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  • Fantastic day at the beach. Restrooms were still open even though it's after Labor Day and the beach was not at all crowded. No problem finding a parking place. Spend a near perfect day on the beach till sunset.
  • I love this beach. Clean and neat with shallow water. Best place to enjoy weekend during summer.

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