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Michigan's shores touch four of the five Great Lakes, and one beach in Michigan has been ranked as one of the best in the world. Let's find out which beach is the best.

A picturesque blue sky afternoon along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior in Pure Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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What Michigan Beach Is One Of The Best In The World?

Oval Beach in Saugatuck has been rated by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world.

How To Get To Oval Beach In Saugatuck, Michigan

Saguatuck.com has several suggestions of how to get to Oval Beach including:

-Take Perryman Street to the Oval Beach parking lot

-Ride the Chain Ferry (Memorial Day-Labor Day) across the river from downtown Saugatuck ($2 per person, each way), and walk a half-mile along Perryman Street to the beach.

-Call the Interurban Bus, 269-857-1418, from anywhere in Saugatuck/Douglas and they will drop you off and pick you up at the beach for $1 a ride, each way. You will not be required to pay the $10 beach parking fee.

Parking At Oval Beach In Saugatuck, Michigan

It costs $10 per car (collected 9am-8pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day), or $50 for a season pass. Day passes & season passes are purchased at the beach gate. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Beach entry is free Labor Day-Memorial Day.

What Is Condé Nast Traveler?

Condé Nast Traveler is a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published by Condé Nast. The magazine has won 25 National Magazine Awards.

I've never been to Oval Beach in Saugatuck, but after looking at pictures online I know where I'll be going this summer to soak up some sunshine.

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