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Oval Beach Review

Remember to pack your sunscreen because this wide shoreline is a pride and joy of Saugatuck. This popular beach, bounded by tall grasses and sand dunes and features "singing sand," described for the squeaky sound it makes when you walk on it. Spike an umbrella, snag a patch of sand and spend the day lounging.Hike up the 282 steps to Mount Baldhead, affectionately known as "Baldy" (benches break up the climb). Swing sets, concessions, restrooms and barbecue grills make it a day; stay to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

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  • Address: 690 Perryman St., Saugatuck, 49453
  • Phone: 269/857-2603
  • Cost: Parking Memorial Day-Labor Day $6
  • Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day 9-10
  • Location: Saugatuck, Michigan

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