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Oval Beach

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

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Great Beach!

don't miss it! Clean, wide, conviences, bathrooms, friendly people and an awesome view. The water is calm and doesn't drop down to become deep and dangerous for anyone; kids... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2015
Istanbul42139
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

don't miss it! Clean, wide, conviences, bathrooms, friendly people and an awesome view. The water is calm and doesn't drop down to become deep and dangerous for anyone; kids included.

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Otsego, Michigan
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really love Oval Beach. It is one of the best we have visited in MI. We have been to see the ice in the winter and the waves in the summer. The water and sand are clean and you feel as if you are secluded in your own little haven. It is fantastic.

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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

$8/ car and totally worth it! Beautiful beach and scenery. There are showers and restrooms nearby. The water was the prettiest I've ever seen it. It was bluish green which reminded me of the gulf/panhandle area. Not quite as clear but still very appealing.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We live on the western shores of Lake Michigan (Pleasant Prairie, WI) and only recently visited the Michigan shores for the first time. What a surprise to find the most beautiful beaches. Spent a perfect day at Oval Beach where the water was a decent temperature (we both swam), the waves were fun, it wasn't too crowded, and just overall... More 

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Howell, MI
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

A little disappointed. Holland, Grand Haven are much nicer beaches. We had to walk a half mile up and down a winding road to get to it(cab would not take us due to traffic)

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Bedford, Indiana
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We made our way to Oval Beach via Mr. Baldhead. Lovely clean beach that we enjoyed strolling along. It was like being at the ocean!

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great Beach but very busy! The waves here were so much fun - the family loved it! Come early to avoid crowds.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Go early! The beach gets packed and the road backs up. The city needs to stop the cars before they make the turn into the entrance if there aren't any remaining parking spots. It gets dangerous for those walking. It is worth the walk or the wait! Great times at Oval Beach!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Oval Beach is small and parking is limited. We were turned away because parking lot was full. The only other option was to drive back to Saugutuck shopping/dining area, take the chain ferry across and walk up and then down and around the EXTREMELY long road that leads to the beach. Some were doing this. However, with the cars also... More 

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bloomfield hills, MI
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2015

$8 to get Into and park at the beach. The sand not as white or the beach as deep as other beaches on Lake MI. It is the best beach available, however, in the Śaugatuck area. Drive south about half hour to South Haven and the beach there is beautiful. But the parking, not easy.

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