There's something magical about the twin cities of Saugatuck and Douglas. Home to one of Conde' Nast Traveler's "Top 25 Beaches in the World" and recognized for USA Today's "Best Small Coastal Town," they've been helping people from all walks of life feel at home for over 100 years. Whether you come for the Lake Michigan shore, the endless sunsets, the pristine dunes, the charming downtowns, the artistic, open-minded vibe, or the inviting places to golf, fish or kayak, you'll find a natural playground worth exploring 365 days a year.
One of Conde' Nast's "Top 25 Beaches in the World," this pristine stretch of shoreline has it all: sugar sand, rolling dunes, and endless vistas of pure Lake Michigan.
Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area
173 acres of duneland and shore open year-round, offering spectacular views of the ever-changing lake and wildlife sightings.
A boater's paradise, the harbor connects the Kalamazoo River to Lake Michigan, providing a safe haven for boats of all shapes and sizes and a vast water playground to explore.
Why leave the fun behind when it's time to refuel? With our waterfront restaurants, you can dock your boat at the door and meet friends who come by land or sea.
Indulge in your own personal treasure hunt among our galleries, antique shops, and boutiques. With a district downtown on each side of the river, there's bound to be something special calling your name.
If you're looking for the great outdoors, you'll find it here. Wooded trails to hike or bike, sandy dunes to climb, quiet waters to paddle, and crashing waves to play in.
The Art Coast
Our natural beauty makes it a mecca for creative people, including the plein air painters of the early 1900s, the Art Institute of Chicago's Ox-Bow School, and gallery and artists who live here today.