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

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Best Beach on the Great Lakes

Beautiful sand dune, great clear water beach, with snack bar, shower houses for men and women, restrooms. All are handicap accessible. great memories and fun to be had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Raymond R
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beautiful sand dune, great clear water beach, with snack bar, shower houses for men and women, restrooms. All are handicap accessible. great memories and fun to be had. Saugatuck was just voted #1 Best Coastal Small Town by USA TODAY. You will not be disappointed here. You can also rent equipment not far away from paddle boards to Jet skis... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There isn't any place to get a better Lake Michigan experience. Sand dunes, great swimming and sunsets that will stay in your memories for a life-time! Even in the winter the ice and snow only add to the beauty.

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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This beach is stunning. The view is long and wide. Today at 29 degrees and the sun shining it was just gorgeous. There were ice flows up and down the beach with what looked like large boulders pushed up in the water. They were made of sand whipped up by the wind. A local informed me that they are hollow... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice beach but way too crowded. Look around. There are other beaches nearby with far fewer visitors. Saugatuck state park is a good example.

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Oval Beach is a clean wonderful beach surrounded by beautiful and expansive sand dunes, all of which are a sheer joy to explore. It is a jewel among jewels in the Saugatuck area.

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Williamsburg, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I got some great pictures of the lake and the harbor. Very pretty in the winter. It would be a great place to visit in the summer.

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Saugatuck Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are looking for a beautiful natural shoreline with Sandy beaches and Sweetwater in the summertime and beautiful Mounded ice mountains in the winter, Come to oval Beach in Saugatuck Michigan. It is been a favorite resort area for over 120 years. The town has many art galleries and eateries. It's a beautiful place as a destination or 4... More 

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chicago
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This IS a beautiful place in all seasons. Douglas n Saugatuck are nice towns with options in art, food, history and nice locals.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a truely gorgeous section of the earth that hasn't been overly tainted by human involvement in the ecosystem. With beautiful san and cool clear water its must for families with kids or teens.

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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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