Saugatuck/Douglas prides ourselves in being a welcoming area to all, and that includes our visitors with disabilities. If you’re wondering about the places in The Art Coast that are wheelchair-friendly, we’ve gathered some helpful information here to help you get around and enjoy the area with ease.

A block of shops and boutiques in downtown Saugatuck. A pride flag is hanging outside.

Oval Beach

Renowned for its beautiful sweep of shoreline and backdrop of rolling dunes, Oval Beach is a must-see for every visitor. Recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 25 Beaches in the World, National Geographic Traveler’s Top Freshwater Beaches in the USA, and MTV’s Top 5 Beaches in the USA, this beach features easy parking, ADA-accessible bathrooms, a sand-ready beach wheelchair, and a floating beach wheelchair for use. A boardwalk extends toward the water, allowing visitors in wheelchairs smooth access along the beach.

A woman smiling on the Oval Beach boardwalk while in her wheelchair.
Oval Beach. Credit: @rosieroaming
A block of downtown Douglas in the fall.

Accessible Parking Locations

Saugatuck/Douglas strives to ensure everyone can enjoy our vibrant communities comfortably by providing convenient access for all visitors. Below is a listing of the available accessible parking spaces in downtown Saugatuck and Douglas.

2 Spots — Butler St – in front of Jones Park

3 Spots — Culver St Parking Lot – by the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

1 Spot — Griffith St / Culver St – by The James Boutique

1 Spot — Hoffman St / Butler St – by the Teeny Tiny Toy Store

1 Spot — Hoffman St / Grand St – by the All Saints Episcopal Church

1 Spot — Main St – by Village Square

1 Spot — Mary St – by Wicks Park Bar & Grille

1 Spot — Mason St / Butler St – by Pumpernickels

1 Spot — Mason St / Griffith St – by the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck

1 Spot — Mt. Baldhead

11 Spots — Oval Beach

2 Spots — Water St – in front of Wicks Park

2 Spots — Water St / Mason St – by Coral Gables

1 Spot — Water St / Spear St – near Ida Red’s

1 Spot — Center St – by City Hall

1 Spot — Center St – by the History Center

1 Spot — Center St – by the Police Department

1 Spot — Center St – by the Root Beer Barrel

1 Spot — Center St – by the Saugatuck/Douglas District Library

1 Spot — Douglas Beach

1 Spot — Main St Public Parking – behind Everyday People Café

1 Spot — Mixer St – by Ox-Bow House

3 Spots — Schultz Park Boat Launch

1 Spot — Schultz Park Pavilion

2 Spots — Schultz Park Pickleball Court

1 Spot — Wade’s Bayou

Getting Around

Parking in the Saugatuck/Douglas area primarily consists of limited street parking. Opt for convenience and accessibility by using the Interurban, a demand-response public bus system. Equipped to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices using a lift platform, the Interurban offers curb-to-curb service, meaning it will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within its service area. With only a $.50 fare for persons with disabilities, it’s an affordable and hassle-free option. To reserve a ride throughout our region when staying in town, call 269.857.1418.

The Interurban bus parked on the street in downtown Saugatuck.
An image showing the cover and a page of the Saugatuck Douglas Discovery Guide.