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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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Morton Grove, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We stopped by and walked the beach. We took our dogs and they had a fine old time!! we walked the length of the beach picking up bits of plastic as they were everywhere. :0( Maybe we missed something but not that amazing for us.

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North Dakota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This beach is hard to find and there needs to be more signage. The road is very narrow and twisting. The view from the top of the beach is beautiful.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped here in October and the day could not have been more beautiful. Water was bright blue and sand was perfect. The views were unreal. This is the cleanest public beach I have ever been to. We laid on the beach and listened to the waves for a couple hours. Pure Michigan! A must see!

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Northville, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Oval beach is beautiful. We love Muskegon State Park more as our first preference for Lake Michigan beaches, but Oval is a close second. The south end is less crowded but the beach is less expansive than the north end. The beach is clean, lots of families.

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Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

less crowded and clean beach..drive to the beach is also good..spectacular sunset..can walk for miles along the shore at this beach...

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Wixom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beauty is easily accessible & features a long, sandy shoreline just made for walking. There's plenty of parking (midweek, that is), swings for the kids, and it's close enough to Saugatuck and/or Douglas to grab a bite if you don't want to pack a picnic.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is nothing like a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan from Oval Beach to the Pier Head if you like. I have driven up there to park and watch a storm come across the lake, or take in the breathtaking sunset, which maybe only Key West can beat. No trip to Saugatuck could be complete without a visit... More

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

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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