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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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Portage, Michigan, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful getaway. Beautiful beach with a small place to buy food and snacks and restrooms. We go to this beach as much as we can. Watch the sunset here sometime. It's gorgeous :)

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a nice beach and easy to get to for a quick visit. The restrooms were clean and everything looked well maintained.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very few visitors the first week of September, so a great time to head to the beach! Most kids were back in school and we enjoyed the sounds of the waves!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is my preferred beach to visit. It is easy to get to, I've never had trouble parking and the beach is big enough that you don't have to be very close to other people you don't know. It's beautiful and clean. Saugatuck is a great town nearby to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice sand, easy parking, good amount of space on the beach considering a full parking lot. We love the beach and have been to many, and this is definitely a good one.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While our daughter was at college getting acquainted with her roommates, we decided to go see the lake. We found this beach. It was beautiful, a lot of sand and roomy. We didn't know if there were chairs to sit on or not. You do have to pay to get in as it is a state park. The parking lot... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Being from Michigan I don't get what the big deal is about. There are rocks everywhere, in the water and on the beach its self. There are so many beautiful, picturesque beaches in Michigan...go somewhere better.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's no accident this beach is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. To find something like this in a state park in the Midwest makes you feel like you are in the Caribbean (if it's a warm day, anyway) is a real treat. There are not many amenities, so pack your cooler. There is a... More

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Russiaville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a wonderful time here on Labor Day weekend. Got there early and got right in. Cheap. Nice relaxing day.

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Indianapolis
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Oval Beach is the ideal beach in the Saugatuck/Douglas area. There is a cost to park, but it's minimal. Includes restroom facilities and a snack area. However I would suggest bringing your own beverages/snacks. It's Michigan, so water is cold. Beach is clean and nice.

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