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Review of Oval Beach

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 July 31, 2013

Beautiful drive in. A must for sunny day.Pack a picnic. Great swimming. Lots of families. Very nice beach.

Thank Anne R
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Oval beach was the "beach" stop for my family (wife, 5yo son, 2yo daughter) on the way back home from Canada. This beach is really nice. We ended up choosing this one over the other proximate beaches based on reviews and we were not disappointed.

One day entry fee to park the car was $6 and parking was literally a few feet from the beach. There was no massive trek to get to the water.

There were bathrooms with small changing areas very near the park entrance and the parking lot adjacent to a small concession stand. Down a longish flight of wooden steps (you could just walk down the sand too) was the beach and Lake Michigan.

The sand was nice, white sand. It was not very rocky and there were not many broken seashells, so walking in bare feet was easy.

The water was super cold. Wading much more than a few feet was pretty intense. There was a sand bar out a ways. I braved it with my kids, but it probably would have been prudent to just stay near shore. Man, was that cold.

We arrived at the beach around 11am (on a Tuesday) and there weren't too many people. By the time we left around 1:30, it was getting packed. The lower parking lot was nearly full of cars.

There were bathrooms and concession stands nearby, which is helpful with kids. We had brought a bagged lunch, so we didn't actually eat the food they sold. However, we saw people with soft serve ice cream cones (generous helpings on cones from the looks of it).

1  Thank mmmbeerz
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Getting pricey to go to the beach just to watch sunsets...

The toll booth used to close at 8P now it's 10P.

Go early and enjoy this beautiful place.

Don't forget your sunscreen!

1  Thank Jill B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Oval Beach is absolutely beautiful. We went on a pretty hot day, and there is plenty of room. Lots of families. Water was nice and warm!

Thank paul h
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Oval beach is great for little kids who can't walk that far in the sand. A short walk will get you right by the water. We also used the grills here one night for a cook out. The kids had a blast!

Thank Beth B
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