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“Evening walk”
Review of Oval Beach

Oval Beach
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Drove to Oval Beach for an evening watch of the sunset over Lake Michigan. Beach is easily accessible with many parking spaces. The was no admission charge in September midweek.

Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Very clean beach area and quiet, few visitors. Grab a lawn chair and good book and be still. Beautiful place to relax. Water very clean. It was a bit chilly, but many were still swimming.

Thank Peggy F
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I am my partner had a great time here. He is a swimmer, and I am not so sitting on the beach taking in rays was a great time for me too.

Thank Acrinc06
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Sure you can drive to Oval Beach and walk along the shore kicking at waves enjoying a pretty stretch of sand and dunes. But the fun part was in climbing 302 stairs at Mt. Baldy on the way to Oval Beach!!! Then choose as to whether you will trek down the sliding sand hill over the dunes to the beach or if you want to take the North path through the woods before reaching the dunes then the beach!

Our party of two couples, one in their mid 40's and the other a 40 and 50 year old couple, decided to take the North path to the beach and the sliding sand hill back up. Either way is quite an enjoyable hike and can be exerting for those of us in mediocre physical condition. While we all totally loved the adventure... our legs were feeling it the next day!

If you don't wish to hike it you'll miss many beautiful photo ops... but you can just hop back in your car and drive 5 minutes around the corner to the beach...

where's the fun and challenge in that?! YOLO!!!

3  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Aside from the plague of flies we experienced Labor Day weekend, Oval Beach is no better (or worse) than so many of the world class beaches on Lake Michigan.

Thank ceweee
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