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Address: , Saugatuck, MI
Phone Number: 2698571701
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Activities: Sunbathing, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Lovely dune beach in Saugatuck

We arrived late in the day and found a close parking spot and plenty of room on the beach. We didn't stay long, but the beach was clean and fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Warren, Michigan
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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the day and found a close parking spot and plenty of room on the beach. We didn't stay long, but the beach was clean and fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a reason that this beach is so highly rated - it is simply amazing! It is beautiful, and a great place to watch the sunset

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Bloomfield, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place had amazing views! My husband and I decided to watch the sun set here and we couldn't have picked a better location. The only downside is that parking is $8--however, the pass is good for the entire day and the view is definitely worth it!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful but crowded beach. Nice to go here for the sunsets. The water is clean and fresh and the beach is well-tended.

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Rochester, Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

a Beautiful beach surrounded by sand dunes. It is definitely a beach you must visit if you are looking for a beach in Michigan. The water is great. Like most Michigan lakes, it is on the cooler side but once you are in the water, it feels good to be out of the heat. the Sand is beautiful as are... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My family and I have traveled throughout the world, and Oval Beach is our favorite. The beach is clean, not over crowded and the sand and water are great. The water is 3' max so it is great for kids. We had some good waves last week and boogie boarding was optimal. I would highly recommend visiting this beach. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a little beach time, and we discovered Oval Beach. It has a lot of room, and was crowded, but plenty of parking is available. A great time to relax for a day.

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kalamazoo mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My daughter & I were looking for a different Lake Michigan beach to go to. We normally go to South Haven. I looked up beaches & found this one on Tripadvisor! While it isn't Hawai'i or even Florida great, for Lake Michigan I found this to be very nice. It was a pretty drive to get over to Oval Beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Short but pretty intensive trail for me to do in one hour. Counted the number of steps on the way back and it was 301.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Clean quiet beach. Set back off of the woods. Clean public restroom and changing area. Great place.Saugatuck is the town and it's slow paced and quaint. Just a lovely place to visit for a drag water beach vacation.

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