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“Peaceful”
Review of Oval Beach

Oval Beach
Ranked #2 of 30 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.
Lakewood, Ohio
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

A nice beach. Worth the $6 to park directly at the beach. There didn't seem to be parking nearby and it would have been quite a hike up the hill from other parking areas. The water was pretty cold, but after the winter we had we weren't surprised. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the beach wasn't overcrowded. Would like to spend more time there on a longer visit in the future.

Visited June 2014
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Belleville,MI
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Walking the dunes”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very quiet, soft sand, walk up the 300 steps and climb down the dunes to see, then climb up again to get to your car.

Visited June 2014
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Carmel, Indiana
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132 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice family beach”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice place for families to come and enjoy the beach on Lake Michigan. It is a large beach so you don't feel crowded.

Visited June 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Clean, Peaceful Beach”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I went to visit Oval Beach for the first time a few weeks ago on a Saturday. It was well worth the trip. We arrived around 5pm and while there were a number of other people there, it felt like we had our own private section of the beach. It was a much better experience than some of the other beaches I've been to that are extremely crowded. This one was so peaceful!! There are garbage cans in a variety of places and workers come around periodically to pick up any liter so it's very clean. There is a $6 fee to park, but I was told you have in and out access for the entire day, so if you forget your picnic lunch you can run to a restaurant or store and come back. If you'd rather not leave, they do have a concession stand. I will definitely be back and would recommend this beach to others!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Chamille B
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Chicago Illinois
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We spent the day at oval beach, wow it was perfect!! Such a gorgeous place right here in Michigan. It wasn't to crowded, everyone had their own space to have a good time, the water was a little cold, but other than that, just beautiful! I would totally recommend to go there and spend the day you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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