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Oval Beach

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
Phone Number: +1 269-857-1701
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Romantic morning walk at Oval Beach

Our first visit to Oval Beach was a romantic, autumn morning walk. Hand holding, a little kissing, some anniversary selfish, and selecting lake-worn worry stones from among the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Caroline A
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Skokie, United States
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Skokie, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Oval Beach was a romantic, autumn morning walk. Hand holding, a little kissing, some anniversary selfish, and selecting lake-worn worry stones from among the pebbles and tiny shells. Beautiful dunes and native grasses and trees. So peaceful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visit this beach every time we're in Saugatuck. It's a great place to relax and reflect on the beauty of this planet. We also enjoy the drive through the woods to get to the beach. The sunsets are spectacular!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We arrived at the end of the season and pretty much had the place to ourselves, no paying to enter (normally about 8 dollars per car), decent views and clean beach, nice place for a wander for an hour os so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beach goers may have all packed up by October but the beach is open, you don't have to pay to park, and on a blustery day like we had, it feels like you have it to yourself. My group enjoyed a lovely walk on a windy day. The surf sounded like the ocean and was beautiful. It was very cloudy... More 

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Hamilton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

easy parking ,boardwalk to water ...nice for carts ..super bathhouse with concessions. remote restrooms wow!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The only place in Saugatuck to see a sunset! Plenty of lake view parking. Open til 10pm, so also a perfect location for star gazing.

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Thank FrednLes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We loved visiting Oval Beach during our stay in October. Yes it was cold, yes it was windy, but the views from the beach are incredible and there are dunes around the area that have trails running through them. If you've never run down a dune, I would highly recommend it. We caught the sunset on a clear Fall evening... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We headed out here after a nice dinner in Douglas. It was very windy, but well worth it Will be heading back for sure.

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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Clean, excellent beach. good concession stand, a tad expensive to park. no pets which makes it hard when you travel with a dog, but we snuck our cutie in.

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Granville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Hiked the beach to the channel VERY HARD and we are fit. Sand is soft and duney. LOTS of biting flies that cover you

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