Celebrated around the world for its beautiful sweep of shoreline and backdrop of rolling dunes, this is the main beach in town and the most happening place to soak in the sun. Its impressive pedigree of awards (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) is proof of its status as a summertime favorite and natural beauty spot. Easy parking, concessions, and a picnic area will keep the whole group happy until the sun goes down.
Oval Beach Park is open all year. During the summer season (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend) the operating hours for Oval Beach Park is 8 a.m. -10 p.m. The daily vehicle entrance fee is $10 (8am - 9pm). $50 for a season permit. Credit cards are accepted to pay for vehicle entrance and season pass fees.
Getting there: Take Perryman Street to the Oval Beach parking lot, or pay $1 to take the chain ferry from 528 Water Street in Saugatuck and walk .6 miles to the beach. Call the Interurban Bus while staying in Saugatuck/Douglas and they will drop you off and pick you up at the beach for $1 a ride. Call (269) 857-1418 to schedule a ride.
Parking: $10/day, $50/season pass
Read our blog post about Oval Beach being named One of the Top Beaches in the World! Click Here.
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