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Oval Beach

Saugatuck, MI
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Ranked #1 of 11 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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Westville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After driving a little winding road through the wooded area, I wasn't quite sure what to expect at the end of the road. This beach was gorgeous and clean. I can't wait to go back!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This beach is very clean and the water is clear. Tons of space and not over packed. Lots of parking available near the beach however it is $6 CASH ONLY! Just want to make sure everyone knows so you don't get there like we did and have to turn around to find a ATM. There are a few picnic tables... More

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The lake was clear and blue. The water was cold but the kids went swimming. The only thing that kept this from being the perfect beach is the biting flies

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Livonia, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just about any visit to Lake Michigan is an absolute pleasure. Oval Beach is no exception. There are less controversial venues, along the shore of the lake. Just sayin'. The LGBT community has crossed this venue off of their list.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Oval beach was beautiful, not too crowded, and clean. There was plenty of parking and the pavilion that sold snacks, drinks and housed the changing rooms was convenient and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back!

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Millbury, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited this beach around 10:00 a.m. on a very overcast, misty Saturday morning so there were only a couple of other people there, but I imagine in nice weather the parking lot fills up. This is a nice beach down below a dune hill. Admission was $6 for the day. One section of the beach is much deeper and... More

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Calgary
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband I have travelled across both coasts, Hawaii and Southeast Asia. Yes there are better beaches out there ... But Oval is one of the best Lake beaches I have ever seen. My issue with coastal beaches is the rough waters, we find that we can relax much easier at this beach with our kiddies ... Most of the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful sand and large enough to have huge swaths of personal space, Oval Beach is an absolute stunner. Only mild complaint are the rather basic facilities here...it can be updated and upgraded. You can walk or bike, and entrance is free.

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

For an entry fee of $6.00 you can experience a pristine beach to swim, sun, and party. They have a great little snack bar, great security and perfect picnicking areas. Family fun!

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SW Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

When TA reviews report this as one of the best beaches in the country and compare it to the finest ocean beaches I'm astounded. They must never have seen the top beaches in Florida and California. Maybe compared to other lake beaches but no way to ocean beaches. Ever been to Hawaii??

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