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Saugatuck / Douglas

From outdoor adventures to romantic getaways, art galleries to al fresco dining, and sunny days to cozy nights, it’s easy to see why Saugatuck/Douglas has a special place in so many hearts.

No vacation spot is complete without a good meal and a comfortable place to settle down for the night, and Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville know how to fill the bill. You’ll find award-winning chefs, locally brewed craft beer and cider on tap, and charming, friendly accommodations for a night, a weekend, or a season. Our eclectic blend of upscale boutiques and galleries, outdoor gear, artisan goodies and other treasures offer the perfect day of shopping and exploring. And with 10 spectacular miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, you’ll see how our region shines all year long for outdoor adventures. Come discover why USA Today, Coastal Living, Thrillist, Travel & Leisure and so many more have written about the Saugatuck experience.

Saugatuck Beach Map

Saugatuck / Douglas
Beaches

Our shoreline, highlighted by the famous Oval Beach, has been named as one of the best in the world, with accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, MTV, National Geographic and more over the years. Come discover one of our 6 unique beaches that are steeped in nature and spectacular views.

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Saugatuck / Douglas

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Stay

Rest easy. We have the perfect place for you. Saugatuck bed & breakfasts, hotels, resorts and vacation homes have delighted travelers for generations.

Man and woman leaving shop in Saugatuck

Shop

Our sidewalks are brimming with one-of-a-kind shops featuring art, clothing, Michigan-made goodies, and more.

Plate of food at a Saugatuck restaurant

Dine

Cheers! Our local wine, craft beer, hard cider, and restaurants are serving up the best of Michigan’s harvest for you.

Two girls running on Saugatuck beach

Things to Do

Adventures await you in the dunes, the town, and the waterways. From sunrise to sunset, there’s never a dull moment here.

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Winter Lake Michigan

A Winter Guide To Michigan Beachtowns

Plan your winter vacation in Western Michigan along Lake Michigan’s coast to enjoy beautiful scenery and exhilarating activities. Lake Michigan Beachtowns are full of wonder in winter. Marvel at natural ice sculptures as they form before your eyes along the shoreline, or cozy up inside a charming winery, restaurant, or boutique. Tour colorful Christmas lights… Continue reading

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A Fall Guide To Michigan Beachtowns

Fall in West Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The West Michigan Lakeshore offers a wide range of fall activities, including extraordinary fall color tours through the natural landscape, apple picking, cider tours, hayrides and more. The robust red, orange, and yellow canopy over the fall trails and the historic… Continue reading

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Saugatuck Named One of the 25 Greatest Beach Towns in America

What do you see when you envision the perfect beach? For us, it’s pretty hard to beat Oval – the largest beach in Saugatuck/Douglas. Although our beaches are a beloved part of our community, our year-round attractions, local character, food scene and charm factor, all distinguished Saugatuck/Douglas from the rest when Thrillist Travel chose the… Continue reading

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Top 5 Autumn Activities in Saugatuck/Douglas

There’s lots to do in Saugatuck/Douglas all year round, but fall is an especially special time to visit. From traditional autumn activities like apple picking and color tours to more creative ones like gallery walks and beverage tours – spending time in Saugatuck/Douglas in the fall is an experience you’re sure to enjoy. 1. Fall… Continue reading

Mt. Baldhead Beach

A History of the Mount Baldhead Radar Tower

One of the most iconic sights along the Saugatuck shore is the moonlike sphere of the Mount Baldhead radar tower. This Cold War relic dates back to the 1950s, when the escalating arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had many Americans living in fear of an atomic bomb attack. In 1949, the… Continue reading

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Saugatuck / Douglas

A round of golf or a round of beers, hiking trails or setting sails, relaxing at the beach or diving into the surf. Take a paddle on the river or simply watch the boats go by. It’s all here waiting for you, in the Art Coast of Michigan.

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