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Oval Beach

Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-1701
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Love this place and the water. Wish it was dog friendly, but amazing time,

That sums it up folks. You can be queer or hetero, non binary, and have a wonderful time. Family... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tnthorpe414
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Would never know you were in the north

Beautiful sandy beach, don't feel crowded if you stay closer to the entrance. Water is clear blue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jzpurdue
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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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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“lake michigan” (108 reviews)
“hot dogs” (15 reviews)
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Saugatuck, MI
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+1 269-857-1701
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"concession stand"
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"lake michigan"
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"hot dogs"
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"biting flies"
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"plenty of parking"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful sand"
in 11 reviews
"great place to watch the sunset"
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"pay to park"
in 9 reviews
"per day"
in 11 reviews
"entry fee"
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"soft sand"
in 14 reviews
"snack bar"
in 17 reviews
"easy parking"
in 11 reviews
"chain ferry"
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"restrooms"
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"concessions"
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"dunes"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

That sums it up folks. You can be queer or hetero, non binary, and have a wonderful time. Family and single friendly.

Thank tnthorpe414
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful sandy beach, don't feel crowded if you stay closer to the entrance. Water is clear blue, my favorite beach on lake michigan.

Thank jzpurdue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach. Spent the afternoon walking the beach and having a picnic lunch in January! Beautiful ice flows on the water

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The beach is gorgeous. Lots of parking and easy to get to. One of my favorite beaches in the area. A must stop

1  Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The beaches of Western Michigan are a HUGE surprise to most of my guests from around the country, and world. They extend as far as the eye can see. #nosalt We are free of salt water, sharks, and other predatory animals in our "seas", and...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Walk through the dunes to get to this nice beach - even in November, was very scenic. Look forward to coming back during the summer.

1  Thank BLtrvl
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

2  Thank N G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 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!

1  Thank trisha25teacher
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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!

1  Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

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

1  Thank LC95
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tjw036
12 February 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
my understanding is that dogs are not allowed on this beach. however, owners are known to bring their dogs and sit at the edge of the beach with them. some are fine with the dogs, and others are not.
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Gummibusia
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.
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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.
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