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“Worth the walk”

Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Yes, you have to walk a bit in the sand to get here, but it's so worth it! Beautiful beach, gorgeous scenery of the dunes. Bring your camera! It's the perfect spot for the couple or family who wants to spend the day at the beach without massive crowds.

1  Thank Kay479
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I love walking along shorelines. The Lake Michigan Shoreline at the State Park is pristine and seemingly endless. We strolled hand in hand for a couple hours and never made it to the end. The water was cool yet refreshing and the sand welcomes your feet like old friends. This is an excellent experience, one every visitor to the Saugatuck area should enjoy.

2  Thank WritersChoice
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I have always talked about how we wanted to come back and do the Dune Ride again. It is a must do if you are in the area and the weather is nice. Our drivers have always been extremely nice and personable. They always get everyone involved and laughing. The time at the top of the Dunes is great too. Cool place to take a picture with family or friends.

3  Thank hatesand
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Firstly, the reviews do not seem to match the location. Secondly, the address (at least at the time of my writing this) is incorrect. The Ottawa Beach address would put you in Holland State Park, and if you click on the map button, the location also shows up there. So check the address!!!

Now, on to the review. This is a beautiful park. The walk to the beach is not that bad, actually it was enjoyable, and we had a wagon and three children aged 6-12. Plus, we enjoy locales that are as much about the journey as the destination. The beach was clean, not too crowded, no houses or concession stands...just beach. We all agreed this was our favorite day while on vacation.

2  Thank Sal M
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is quite the hike in and out, but worth it if you are up to it. Wooded paths are well maintained and peaceful. It's rarely crowded during the week, but gets a little more crowded when oval beach is full. Facilities are "rustic". Bring water for the hike.

2  Thank Lisa L
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