I'm planning a trip to Saugatuck without a car and am just wondering if there are umbrellas for rent at the beach, since I won't be able to haul one with me.
I don't believe so, but without a car how are you planning on getting to the Oval?
Umbrellas, chairs, floats etc were available for rent at the Oval Beach concession stand last year, I'm not sure about this year, you may want to contact City Hall, 269 857-2603 just to make sure.
Besides walking to Oval Beach, which can be tricky (very hilly and kind of dangerous with traffic), you can call for a ride with the local dial-a-ride bus service, the Interurban, 269 857-1418.
Lots depends on where you are staying....if you are in town and plan to walk to the beach, you will need to take the Chain Ferry across the river and then hike to the beach. I think the Interurban would be your best bet, just $1 per ride and they will pick you up and drop you off.
Have fun! Just be sure to check the chain ferry's schedule/hours so you have a smooth return trip.
Don't know if this is too late, but we were at Oval Beach yesterday and the concession stand had a sign that said "Beach Chair and Beach Umbrella Rentals $10"
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