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This is Why People Travel Great Distances to Visit Saugatuck, MI

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Oval Beach, Saugatuck MI

Oval Beach, Saugatuck MI

If you try real hard, I’ll bet you can feel the sand between your toes, smell the fresh air blowing off the water and hear the surf pounding the shore. It’s no wonder Oval Beach was voted as one of the best beaches in the world.

Supposedly, we’re going to get blasted with arctic air and a snowstorm tomorrow… I hope not, but just in case, I’ll be thinking of summer, sun and sugar sand Michigan beaches.

By the way, I saw Clint Eastwood’s new movie, Gran Torino this weekend. It was shot in a decaying urban Detroit area. I loved the movie, in fact it’s one of my all time favorites. But after seeing it, I wished that there were more positive images of the Detroit area represented in the media. Yes there are parts of Detroit that are like this, but the majority of Detroit is an interesting, unique city with tremendous talent and people with a survivor spirit. I go there a lot on business and love the diversity and openness of the businesses and people there. Nothing ever stays the same and that goes for a depressed economy, I truly believe that our state is on its way back.

6 Comments

  • Oval Beach was voted as one of the best beaches in the world? Wow I have no idea, I always thought it would be one of the Island like Hawaii, Fiji, etc. The photo is really nice. Got to check out that place one of these days. ^__^

  • Jayneoliz says:

    Hi Ann,
    I’m planning a trip to beautiful Saugatuck next month. I’ll be travelling with my Mom, my Aunt, my girlfriend and my two well-mannered Shih-Tzu’s.
    From photos I’ve seen it looks like it would be quite possible to find a slice of beach away from the crowds where my doggies could be with us without upsetting others. Would you say this is likely or all-but-impossible?
    Many thanks,
    Jayneoliz

  • Jayneoliz says:

    Hi Ann,
    I’m planning a girl’s roadtrip to beautiful Saugatuck next month. I’ll be travelling with my Mom, my Aunt, my girlfriend and my two well-mannered Shih-Tzu’s (ok, one of them is a boy) 😉
    From photos I’ve seen it looks like it would be quite possible to find a slice of beach away from the crowds where my pooches could be with us without upsetting others. Would you say this is likely or all-but-impossible?
    Many thanks,
    Jayneoliz

    • teliczan says:

      I’m pretty sure pets are allowed if leashed, but not positive. I’ll bet you could call the Saugatuck Chamber of Commerce to find out for sure, I’m not sure what their number is but I’ll bet it’s online.

  • anna says:

    Oval beach, oval lens. Perfection.

    We are hiking the north trail there next week, and now you have me excited to go. It’s going to be beautiful, a lovely time.

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