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Oval Beach
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Saugatuck
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Owner description: Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We've always enjoyed the Saugatuck/Douglas area. It's charming, many art galleries and eateries. The ferry boat ride from Wicks Park to the beach area is fun, the harbor surrounding the city on the Kalamzoo River is very picturesque.

2  Thank Suet H
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Oval Beach is clean, beautiful, and quiet. It is a very family friendly beach. Staff can provide first aid care and are very helpful. Watch out for posts that talk about enjoying a bottle of wine or walking your dog. Alcohol and smoking are NOT permitted on the beach. Also, during summer months when the beach is collecting an entrance fee, dogs are NOT permitted. Many people come to the beach with a dog in the summer and are disappointed to be turned away.

As a local, I love this beach because I can drive straight up to the sand and walk a very short distance to the water. There is parking, a bathroom, and a food stand.

4  Thank KiwietJ
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

This beach is beautiful but way too far from downtown, about 4 1/2 miles, hence everyone needs to drive. There is a ferry to cross the river from downtown, but no way to get to the beach from the ferry because the beach is still 1 mile away once you cross the river. The parking is very crowded.

Thank IamACityBoy
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

The good thing here is; you can drive right to the beach. Great for watching the sunset without lugging stuff across miles of sand.

1  Thank heidi001
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The weather was pretty cold and rainy when we were there. We are looking forward to visiting during the summer months..

Thank Susan L
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