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Oval Beach

Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-1701
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Great place to watch the sunset. The people are so friendly here. Each time we went, we always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie R
via mobile
After dinner sunset at Oval beach

This is a beautiful beach for swimming as well as sunsets. $10 to get in. Lots of parking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Caledonia, Michigan
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Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Saugatuck, MI
+1 269-857-1701
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to watch the sunset. The people are so friendly here. Each time we went, we always had a new conversation. Lovely place.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach for swimming as well as sunsets. $10 to get in. Lots of parking. Looked like it may have bathrooms too,but we didn't use them.

Thank sherriephillips
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the beach today with my mother-in-law. I like the fact that you can park right at the beach and set up your chair. The offer handicap parking so right there as well so if she liked, she could have sat in the car...More

Thank Vivienne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to like here? With claims to be one of the world's top beaches, it's a great place to spend the day or even just an afternoon. The beach has different levels (two stairways; one walk-out level) and plenty of parking most days (avoid...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 7 month old, and I visited Oval Beach on Father's day. It was about 78 degrees and not that crowded. The water is still chilly but refreshing. Beach was very clean. We hiked a few trails as the beach is surrounded with sand...More

1  Thank CoopersMom31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandy dunes. Great picnic area including showers and bathrooms. Convenient parking. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the dunes along the shore line. Beach patrol personnel with walkie talkies. Saw them pick up a piece of litter here and there which made me want to...More

1  Thank ambl557
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not beach people but we did enjoy watching the sunset over Lake Michigan from Oval Beach. It is a nice, well kept beach and we brought chairs and spent a relaxing late evening (the sun sets late here) and watched the sun fade...More

Thank MOflatlanders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach. It was our first time to Saugatuck area. The shops are nice and food is good. It is a bit pricey in this area to stay. The beach was very nice as far as sand and space.

Thank ksmbkm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was super clean and well taken care of. They offered a nice and clean bathroom with showers and concessions. They had tons of parking. I would drive the 2 hours just to have a nice beach with clean facilities. We'll definitely be going...More

Thank dinkins2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to this lovely beach is a must-do when in Saugatuck. You will pay to park, however your pass is good all day and worth it for access to such nice clean facilities and miles of white sand and sparkling water

Thank bbmuller
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are some good places to take kids?
10 June 2017|
Response from Shannon O |
If your kids are old enough you could climb the (700 ?) stairs of Mount Baldhead. They go up the east side of the sand dune and then there is a trail down the dune and you end up at the Oval beach. There is also a chain... More
Are there any beachfront hotels around here? Or places to camp in a tent?
10 June 2017|
Response from Melvinamarie | Reviewed this property |
There are no hotels on Oval Beach, but Saugatuck & Douglas are really close. If you search this area there are some great places. Hope this helps you.
Are umbrella tents/sun shelters (good for 3 people) allowed? Mine has an opening on both the front and the back.
2 June 2017|
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Response from Neutronboy | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of any restrictions about Umbrellas or other beach stuff.