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Oval Beach

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
Phone Number: 2698571701
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Very comfy!

This place was close to town, not close enough to want to walk but just a short drive! Parking was close to the beach and pretty accessible. It's a rather small beach but not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JayandSummer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was close to town, not close enough to want to walk but just a short drive! Parking was close to the beach and pretty accessible. It's a rather small beach but not crowded at all and very very clean. We would definitely come back here as well as recommend it! Great for families and kids, no life guards... More 

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Thank JayandSummer
New Lenox, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a Monday so it was not very crowded. Parking and walk to shore were very close by. Concession stand was ok, I would have rather packed my own food.

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Thank Dee Dee K
Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Interurban, saving the parking fee but mostly to save our parking spot in Saugatuck. The beach are is so clean and a pleasure to enjoy

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Thank _carkmi
Urbana, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Is Oval Beach an icon or not? Perhaps it is. The cloudy weather and late August date may have conspired against a large crowd, but the beach was almost deserted on the Wednesday afternoon we visited. It has all the attributes of a great beach. It compares well with memorable beaches in Rhode Island and elsewhere. As we left, the... More 

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Thank Steve H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing beach, looks like Florida without the sharks or jelly fish! Super soft sand, beautiful sunset. You pay to get in. Go back after 8 for the sunset and it's free. Wish I could go every day.

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Thank topazq55
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is so beautiful there, but the beach was very crowded, and we had to park half an hour away! Plan ahead to have someone drop people and supplies at the beach, and then walk back. It's worth it!

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Thank IowaMusictravel
Royal Oak, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

over the river and around the town to get to beach. The chain ferry was down,and therefore had to drive to beach. This is really part of a park and not a city beach.

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Thank AKABAGELMEN
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to Oval Beach since I was 5 years old.I come back every summer to feel the warm sand and swim in Lake Michigan.A super clean beach with a great hot dog stand that sits up on the sand so you can have your lunch wit spectacular views .There is lots of parking and the rest rooms... More 

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Thank HeidiNewYork
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove to this beach early in the afternoon but could not go inside because we had our dog with us and no dogs are allowed. There is also an $8 fee to park. Later in the day we decided to do the steps at Mt. Baldhead Park. These were pretty killer. At the top we saw 2 girls coming... More 

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Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a hidden gem. I am sure locals know it's there but this is a beautiful place to visit. Quiet, clean beach that you can walk along the shore or sit down and enjoy the beach and water.

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Thank Kris D

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