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Nice beach, but eroding

My wife and I enjoyed Oval Beach and the walks along the beach. We went in mid September and so it... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2020
TripPhotographer52
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Oval Beach

We stopped by Oval Beach during an afternoon in Saugatuck. This is a nice beach and has good... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2020
clayjuckett
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Naperville, Illinois
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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.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank PeggyF756
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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.

Date of experience: June 2012
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!!!

Date of experience: September 2012
4  Thank X6848DClindar
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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.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank ceweee
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Perfect place to waste the day. Beautiful clean beach. Friendly and basic snack bar and showers..but lovely walk

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank bradley m
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