We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Oval Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Saugatuck, MI
Phone Number: 2698571701
Website
Description:

Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 667 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 450
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
BEAUTIFUL!

This is by far one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Michigan.Parking is right along the beach and open past sunset so we were able to stay awhile after watching a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
James007jk
,
Detroit, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

667 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 664: English reviews
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is by far one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Michigan.Parking is right along the beach and open past sunset so we were able to stay awhile after watching a beautiful sunset

Helpful?
Thank James007jk
Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the best time at Oval Beach! The water, the sugary sand, the VIEW! It's just awesome!!! I expected the beach to be much more crowded than it was. There was plenty of room for people to stretch out. I really appreciated the convenient parking and that the entry fee was for the entire day which allowed us to... More 

Helpful?
Thank MyTravelLog
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A hidden gem, very clean beach and restrooms. Lots of shore area to walk and enjoy. Parking was no problem, but we did go 2nd Sunday of September, off season. In the middle of summer, parking could be an issue.

Helpful?
Thank Kate W
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach was beautiful. Very quiet during the week in September. Great place to go for a long walk with exceptional views.

Helpful?
Thank meb22013
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was not a lovely day when we stopped by the beach, so we didn't spend time here, but it looks gorgeous and I'm told you can walk quite a long ways in both directions along Lake Michigan.

Helpful?
Thank wintermom9597
Laingsburg, Michigan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove out to the beach to see the sunset because it was not easy to see from downtown Saugatuck. Not too many people, thankfully. We laid down our towel and sat peacefully. Highly recommended for a relaxing end to the day.

Helpful?
Thank carhawk
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Beach. Clean. Powder fine sand. Along the sand dunes in Saugatuck, MI. We visited in September, so beach was fairly empty, but I can imagine it being much more crowded during peak seasons.

Helpful?
Thank Fred H
Orland Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is gorgeous place to watch the sun set. Soft sand, not too crowded-just beautiful! You can just sit in your car or get out and take a leisurely stroll.

Helpful?
Thank caitybear
Michigan City, Indiana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach was beautiful. As a beach/sea glass tresure finding person, it was a little disappointing. There are no light houses, rocks, glass, or driftwood. Great laying in the sand or a nice long walk. Most of other beaches in area are private. Which also was disappointing.

Helpful?
Thank parkersplantings
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

even tho it was too cool to swim- peaceful area to walk or sit and relax and take in the scenery! tables if you want to sit or take food, bathrooms are clean, area is well maintained.

Helpful?
Thank Jayne S

Travelers who viewed Oval Beach also viewed

Saugatuck, Allegan County
Saugatuck, Allegan County
 
Saugatuck, Allegan County
 

Been to Oval Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Oval Beach and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from Oval Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?