Discover the open-minded charm that’s made the Saugatuck-Douglas area a favorite destination for many in the LGBTQ community. Our deep roots in the creative arts have grown into an accepting culture where you’ll find people from all walks of life mingling comfortably on the beach or out on the town.
With delicious food and drink, natural beauty, outdoor adventures, the arts, historic attractions, unique shopping districts, and an open-minded community that makes Saugatuck and Douglas two of the most gay friendly small towns in the country.
Discover world-renowned beaches, such as Oval Beach: Nestled between the refreshing waters of Lake Michigan and our gorgeous sand dune forest, our pristine beaches provide days of sun and sport, breathtaking sunsets, and evenings of delight and wonder. With accolades including being named one of the top 25 beaches in the world by Condé Nast and one of the top two beaches in the USA by National Geographic Traveler, Oval Beach may easily become one of your favorite gay vacation spots.
Discover the shops and restaurants: With over 140 gay owned and LGBTQ friendly companies, the shopkeepers and staff of the businesses featured on this site are proud to be among the most welcoming of gay friendly travel destinations. So many unique shops and galleries, restaurants, and lodging options to choose from, you can find just about anything your heart desires, and some things you can’t find anywhere else.
Discover the arts. We’re called the “art coast of Michigan”, and for good reason: no matter how your tastes run, we have something here for you. We have several world-class galleries, artist studios, and museums waiting for your arrival. The world-renowned Ox-Bow art school is here, as well as summer stock theatre.
Discover the people. For decades, our residents have made Saugatuck and Douglas Michigan’s most gay friendly small towns by welcoming Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender visitors with open arms. We have LGBT Pride. We are proud of our reputation as a place where people from all walks of life can come and find themselves simply by being who they are.
Most importantly, thank you. Simply put, we wouldn’t be who we are without the continued support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, and so we work hard to make your visit as fun and memorable as possible. We know there are many reasons why you and thousands of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons choose Saugatuck and Douglas, Michigan, as your gay vacation spots every year, but there is only one reason why you keep coming back: you’re always welcome here!