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Oval Beach

Saugatuck, MI
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Saugatuck
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
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Farwell, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing beach. Great for swimming or just enjoying the views. One of the prettiest beaches in Michigan. We have even went in the fall and the views are amazing.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Oval Beach is vast, clean and visually perfect. Children, adults of all ages and even the occasional dog wil find this the greatest overall beach. The best lake beach and walking beach in the U S

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Oval Beach is truly a priceless place! The beach is surrounded by dunes and has a feeling of stepping back in time. It has a small concession stand, bath and changing rooms. The sunsets are beautiful!

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Canton
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

One of the most beautiful beaches in North America! Wonderful year round. A great place to watch the sunset, swim, build sand castles, or just sit and mediate. In the winter Lake Michigan freezes and the sites are incredible! This is beach is just BEAUTIFUL.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Oval Beach has a special place in my heart. I go there often to find my peace and serenity, watching the water, being in the water and enjoying the sunshine. Everytime I come to the top of the hill just prior to entering the beach, I immediately feel the pleasure of seeing Lake Michigan. You MUST experience this beach! Susan

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Darien, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I and a friend had a wonderful summer day at the beach. The only problem was the getting our cart(s) from the parking lot to near the water. It was sort of grueling on the sand. Maybe there should be some sort of walking path for carts for people to pull their beach things close to the water and over... More

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Douglas, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I have been coming to Saugatuck's Oval Beach for decades. It is always beautiful. The sand is clean and the hot dogs at the dog hut are tasty. There are swings and ice cream for the kids. There is a fee per car, but the $6.00 price is well worth it for a fun day at a... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Some love it others hate it....so it goes. I've been visiting Oval for some 40 years. For a kid it's almost a certain victory although what beach isn't? Really it's pretty darn memorable considering the expanse of dunes, shoreline, the meandering ride there, the concessions, boaters whisking by just out of reach, Mt. Baldhead! So at times it's overcrowded, loud,... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This has to be one of the most tranquil places in Michigan. We were there in the off season so there weren't more than a handful of people there. It's easy to get to, got great parking and offers up a great view of Lake Michigan. We searched high & low for lucky stones (fossils that have a small hole... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Beautiful white sand beach with dunes. Best kept secret in Michigan. Nearby Saugatuck is a great place for dinner.

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