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Oval Beach

Address: Saugatuck, MI
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Ranked #2 of 17 Activities in Saugatuck
Activities: Sunbathing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
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Activities: Sunbathing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

While we have made multiple trips to Oval in spring, summer, and fall, this is our first winter trip. Surprised to find the road to the beach plowed and clear. Parking lots also well taken care of. The display of ice was fascinating. Mounds of well rounded sand impregnated ice balls were everywhere. There were flat areas that were like... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Admission is $6 last time I checked. But other than a refreshment stand, and a paved parking lot, there's NO development. Yes, there are park benches and some grills, but other than that, nothing. The vista overlooking the beach is as native as when the glaciers receded. Very serene. Calm. If you appreciate solitude, this is the place.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Oval is a beautiful beach. Clean and close to parking. Restrooms/concessions are nearby as well. Best bet- pack a cooler, grab chairs & towels and hang out all day. Perfect summer day.

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East Saugatuck, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The most beautiful beach in the United States. The parks and town of Saugatuck and Douglas will keep you coming back for more.There is so much to do and see in the area.

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

rainier day but still beautiful and tranquil setting. walked along the beach and listened to the water and just relaxed after busy wedding weekend.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were in the area in late October and there was no crowds around at this time. Very nice road leading to the beach area. We walked along the beach and took some pictures. It would of been very nice during the summer months.

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Chicago
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a great beach in the Midwest. There is only one one lane road to get in and out - caused lots of traffic on Labor day. I think people were waiting almost a half our in their cars. The town here is very strict about alcohol on the beach. We saw a well behaved group of 10 guys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lovely walk on the beach. Temperature was in the low 50's, windy and refreshing! My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and one of my favorite things to do is take a walk on the beach. It was beautiful!

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Lansing, Michigan
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340 reviews 340 reviews
81 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are two large beaches on Lake Michigan in this area. Oval Beach and Saugatuck Dunes State Park. We went to both (see separate review for the State Park). As far as Lake Michigan beaches go, both of these are much more narrow than those at Ludington, Holland, etc. Oval Beach is easily accessible by car and the beach is... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

So relaxing and peaceful in the fall when the summer crowds are gone! If you want to just stroll on the beach or sit on a bench up on a dune, the setting is wonderful!

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