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Oval Beach

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Address: Saugatuck, MI
Phone Number:
+1 269-857-1701

Lake Michigan Beach, popular for its clear water and nice sand.

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Beautiful gem

We landed on this place quite by happenstance. This scenery was magnificent and the beach was very clear, clean , and uncluttered.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We landed on this place quite by happenstance. This scenery was magnificent and the beach was very clear, clean , and uncluttered.

Thank Nancy S
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard great things about oval beach but there's not really much beach there. Maybe we just visited at a bad time but like much of this coast, the beach has eroded very badly. Nothing like the picture shown here.

Thank Margaret M
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty beach, well kept. We did not have to pay to enter. We were there May 6th and the restrooms we not open for the season yet. Other than that, it's a great beach to walk and relax. Beautiful sunset.

Thank kadsmt
Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, almost private beach the Saturday I visited the eastern end. Short beach,cold water, very fun experience. Very laid back. Would love to visit again.

Thank berginger81
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The struggle with Oval beach is they charge you, even with a parks pass. That being said the beach is kept clean and is never crowded.

Thank jordanlemon
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful spring day with temps in the upper 60's on the lakeshore. The beach was not crowded at all, but that's probably because the water was frightfully cold! The water temp is in the upper 30's in mid- to late-April and even wading ankle deep for a few steps will numb your feet. But the sand is... More 

Thank Jxnray7
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is one of America's more beautiful beaches. Do your trip even better by climbing to the top of Mount Baldy.

2 Thank DrMarkDG
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Oval Beach lives up to the hype. The beach is gorgeous, the staff is friendly and service focused, and the concession stand has a great variety of healthy and indulgent items to choose from for snacks, treats, or meals.

Thank TeamMoe
Hinsdale, Illinois
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I suggest hiking to Oval Beach over the stairs at Mt. Baldheaded Park. Great exercise and beautiful views.

1 Thank JohnM0817
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited in January to check out the frozen wonderland of Lake Michigan. It is very convenient to access lake Michigan from Oval Beach, the parking is right along the shore line and a nice set of steps gradually takes you down to beach level. It was awesome to see the ice and snow formations along the beach, be careful to... More 

Thank klou124

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