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Oval beach has been rated ￼by Conde Naste’s Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world!
Really busy in the summer, but worth the trip in the evenings for the sunsets!!
Named by multiple guides as one of the world's most beautiful freshwater beaches. If you're a beach person, it's worth a visit.
Spend an afternoon taking in the sun on this beautiful Lake Michigan beach rated among the 25 best shorelines in the world by Conde Nast’s Traveler. Pure Michigan says, "Discover it best by riding across the Kalamazoo River on a hand-pulled chain ferry from the town of Saugatuck, climbing 282 steps…
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“It is a fun way to see the sand dunes which are unique in Michigan and unusual the world over for the height.”
- 21 locals recommend
“The sand dunes here are incredible! If you find yourself on top of one, you get great view of Lake Michigan and the lakeshore. This is one of my favorite hammocking spots.”
- 29 locals recommend
“Nice restaurant within walking distance with a very nice outdoor patio. We especially like the pizza and their shrimp appetizer.”
- 12 locals recommend
“A hiker's paradise! You'll get your daily workout: 300 stair steps to the summit, then a beautiful sandy trail from the summit down to the beach. Breathtaking views and a peaceful hike.”
- 15 locals recommend
“The cultural heart of the Saugatuck-Douglas area, SCA caters to the public. Offering concerts, events, plays and musicals, this venue is modern and expansive. Summer performances are "New York" quality because often, Broadway performers are spending their summers in the area, and sharing their talents with us. So- for instance- if you are seeing Mamma Mia! the musical (e.g. playing Summer 2018 through 7.15)-- this is not your high school/local troupe performance. It is a professionally executed, amazing performance.”
- 9 locals recommend