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One of the World’s Best Beach Towns

Sun. Sand. And water, as far as the eye can see. With miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World,” the Saugatuck/Douglas region shines all year long. Pick from six pristine beaches to soak up the sun, splash in the waves, or watch the sunset.

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Hit the Trails

Our miles of trails let you choose the length and intensity of your outdoor adventure. Explore the gently rolling dunes and shoreline at Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. Wander the sandy forest paths of Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Or get your heart pumping with a steep climb up and down Mt. Baldhead and be rewarded with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.

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Unsalted and Unsurpassed

From the winding Kalamazoo River to the harbor and big lake, there are so many opportunities to enjoy the water in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Whether you take in our waterways from atop a double-decker paddleboat, charter a sailing or fishing excursion, or explore them under your own power in a kayak or canoe, you’ll find any encounter with our unsalted waves an enthralling experience.

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Saugatuck Yacht Club & SYC Sailing Program

15 Park Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-8665

The Saugatuck Yacht Club was formed in 1934 for the purpose of sharing an interest in water recreation, social gatherings and supporting sailing educa…

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

P.O. Box 1013 /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-1842

The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations working cooperatively to protect and preserve the natural geograp…

Sailing Saugatuck - On the Tall Ship Serenity

219 N Union St /Douglas, MI 49406 / 269-214-2445

Take a two-hour sailing cruise on the Schooner Serenity, Saugatuck’s only authentic tall ship.

Sweetwater Sailing Charters

868 Holland St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-836-0306 or 269-543-4362

Enjoy views of beaches, dunes, and sparkling blue water as you sail from the Kalamazoo River and into Lake Michigan.

Schultz Park

301 Riverview Dr. /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Enjoy some fresh air at this local park, which features a soccer field, baseball diamonds, pickleball courts, playground, dog park, and boat launch.

Pier Cove Beach

2290 Lakeshore Dr /Fennville, MI 49408 /

The ideal beach for families to play, this spot features a small, warm creek for wading, smooth stones for skipping, and great views of Lake Michigan.…

Shore Harbor Marina

876 Holland Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-501-5393

36 seasonal slips accommodating boats from 20’-90', adjacent fuel dock and pump-out, on-site restaurant with dockside food and beverage delivery. Ding…

Sailing On Desire

216 Saint Peters Drive - Slip 135 /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-204-2879

Enjoy a three-hour private sailing excursion aboard a 41-foot Morgan sailboat.

Beery Field

Corner of E. Center & N. Main St. /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Take in an old-time baseball game at this historic field and park.

In The Elements Rental

439 Butler Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-355-3669

Rent everything you need to enjoy yourself in the elements of Saugatuck. Paddleboards, Kayaks, Bikes & Beach Gear available for rent.

SeaSun Sailing

SLIP 65 Tower Marine /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-218-1077

Add some fun to your vacation with a sailing cruise on Lake Michigan. Perfect for special occasions.

Summerhouse Lavender Farm

2975 65th Street /Fennville, MI 49408 / 616-414-4090

Wander the fields and gardens, learn how to care for lavender plants, and purchase hand-crafted lavender products at our store.

Saugy Dollar Charters

Saugatuck Yacht Club 15 Park Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-836-0913

Enjoy a private Saugatuck boating experience on a 30' Cobia with ample seating for 6.

Art Farm Fennville

2748 66th St /Fennville, MI 49408 /

Surround yourself with inspiration at this beautiful, relaxing artist’s retreat and event venue.

Landings of Saugatuck Inn and Marina

726 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-4550

Docking for boats up to 32’ and includes water and electric hook-up. Two private restrooms complete with a walk-in shower are conveniently located doc…

West Side County Park

2152 Lakeshore Dr /Fennville, MI 49408 /

Get back to nature at this state-owned, pet-friendly park featuring 2.5 miles of secluded beach, wooded dunes, and plenty of hiking trails.

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

Oval Dr. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

This sandy trail takes you through a 173-acre protected natural area with unspoiled dunes and wetlands.

Crane's Orchard

6054 124th Avenue (M-89) /Fennville, MI 49408 / (269) 561-8651

One of the finest u-pick orchards in Michigan, Crane’s has over 17 varieties of apples, and 10 varieties of peaches and sweet cherries.

Sergeant Marina

31 Butler St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2873

Deep-water slips with water and 30- & 50-amp electric service up to 50’. Mid-grade gas & premium diesel, ice, in-slip pump-outs, clubhouse, ba…

Wicks Park

452 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Stroll through 0.5 acres along the Kalamazoo River with a gazebo, benches, and great views of the harbor.

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

3435 Rupprecht Wa /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 800-318-3019

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency Ox-Bow offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages in their career. With year-round pro…

Ravines Golf Club & Restaurant

3520 Palmer Drive /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-1616

Golf a picturesque 18-hole course, then relax at a casual restaurant with a versatile menu to suit any taste.

Saugatuck Scooter Rental

3483 Blue Star Hwy /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-906-1265

Rent a scooter and scoot around the Saugatuck and Douglas area with ease!

TFD Adventure Co. - Charter Boat

219 N. Union Street /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-610-7648

Innovative boat charters & pontoon rentals. Choose from a unique offering of captained cruises, private charters, public cruises, & special events.

Wild West Ranch

1861 52nd St /Fennville, MI 49408 / 269-673-3539

This family-owned ranch aims to share the love and joy of horses with people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a trail, sleigh, or carriage ride.

Lakeshore Harvest Country

Agritourism Trail South of M-89 Along M-89 /Fennville, MI 49408 / 269-236-6312

Lakeshore Harvest Country is an area where you're welcome to visit an array of family farms. We grow fruits and vegetables with the help of Lake Michi…

Best Chance Too Charters

650 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (616) 292-4812

Fish for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and more with the winning tournament fishing team on Lake Michigan.

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

528 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

The only remaining chain ferry in the country, this charming vessel takes people, pets, and bikes across the Kalamazoo River.

Douglas Beach

This small neighborhood beach offers a picnic area and prime real estate for watching the sunset.

Oval Beach

Perryman St. & Oval Beach Drive /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Celebrated and awarded for its beautiful sweep of shoreline, this summertime favorite is a must-visit.

Safe Harbor Tower Marine

216 St Peters Drive /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Whether at home or away, Safe Harbor Membership gives you benefits that extend across any location in our family for an unparalleled boating experienc…

Sit back, relax and let your personal driver meander the back streets of Holland, Saugatuck, and Grand Haven. Your chauffeur will provide local histor…

Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck

640 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (269) 857-4762

A one-stop shop for boat, bike, and kayak rentals, charter fishing, bait, tackle, and beach supplies.

Tails N Trails Dog Park

6359 134th Ave /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (269) 857-7721

This community dog park offers six acres of safe, off-leash play for owners and their pups.

Coral Gables Marina at Coral Gables Resort

220 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2162

15 slips plus mooring for 20’ small craft on “the wall”.

Singapore Yacht Club

40 Butler Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401 / 269-857-2442

48 slips accommodating 14' to 22' beam boats when the regular user is out.

1 Adventure Company

405 Park St /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-953-9895

Saugatuck's premier choice for pontoon & power boat rental, kayak & paddle board rentals. 1 Adventure Company provides fun for bachelor and bacheloret…

Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises

716 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-4261

Take a tour of the Kalamazoo River on this authentic sternwheel paddle boat.

Saugatuck Dune Rides

6495 Blue Star Highway /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2253

Take a 40-minute ride across breathtaking sand dunes. A great way to see Saugatuck’s natural beauty.

Yacht Boat Charters

220 Water Street Boat Slip 10 /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-836-2603

Make your yachting dreams a reality when you take a relaxing ride on this 55-foot Chris Craft Roamer Motor Yacht.

Laketown Beach

A quiet spot away from the crowds, this peaceful strip of sand and water has stunning sunset views.

Donut Boat Rentals

730 Water St /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-405-6688

Our Donut Boats are a unique way to get out on the water for a couple of people or a whole family or group of friends. They seat up to 10 people and h…

Retro Boat Rentals

730 Water St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (616)-405-6688

Take a ride on a vintage runabout boat with retro-fitted electric motors, or a Donut or Duffy boat, and enjoy drinks at the Old Boathouse bar.

Wade's Bayou Memorial Park

52 Bayou St #22 /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Perfect for fishing and kayaking, this scenic Douglas locale is also known for sunrise and wildlife viewing.

Mount Baldhead

769 Park St /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Includes a 1-mile loop trail used for hiking, walking, and trail running. 302 steps to the summit for a great view of the harbor and Lake Michigan.

Third Coast Paddling

120 E Center St /Douglas, MI 49406 /

A visit to the Saugatuck/Douglas area isn’t complete without paddling the Kalamazoo River! Rent a kayak or paddleboard from us at Wade’s Bayou Park in…

New Richmond Bridge Park

3160 Old Allegan Road /Fennville, MI 49408 / (269) 686-9088

Located near the historic village of New Richmond, this swing bridge was restored in 2004. Great for biking and hiking.

Clearbrook Golf Club

6494 Clearbrook Drive at 65th Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2000

A classic public course, well-conditioned, and popularly priced with renowned dining—for locals and loyals for over four decades.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

6575 138th Ave /Saugatuck, MI 49423 /

Get back to nature at this state-owned, pet-friendly park featuring 2.5 miles of secluded beach, wooded dunes, and plenty of hiking trails.

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