guy and gal in their bathing suits, walking the trail to the beach, sunny day

Saugatuck

Art Coast of Michigan

Nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Saugatuck/Douglas is a place rich with character, culture and outdoor adventures.

Welcome to Saugatuck
Sun & Sand
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two girls with paddle boards on the beach

Home to world-renowned Oval Beach, there are plenty of beaches in this area to make your own. Each stretch of public shoreline offers a little something different.

The Art Coast
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painting pictures on the beach in summer

The natural beauty of Saugatuck/Douglas makes the area 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 artists who live here today. Named one of the best art towns in America by Expedia, experience why we're known as the Art Coast of Michigan.

Food & Beverage
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Saugatuck/Douglas is home to an astounding number of talented chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and culinary professionals, probably because Fennville, our southern-most sister city, is one of Michigan’s agricultural hubs. Warm up this winter with a delicious meal or craft beverage

The Splendor of Fall
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view from above, tree tops are golds, yellows and oranges, water has ripples in it, courtesy Saugatuck CVB

Experience the magic of a Michigan fall when our scenic landscape becomes ablaze with color. It's the perfect time for a bike ride or dune hike along our beaches and trails. Go apple picking, wind your way through a corn maze, take a gallery stroll or craft beverage tour. It's the best time to savor the unforgettable flavors of our fall harvest with restaurants that serve the season's bounty picked at its peak.

HIke, Bike & Paddle
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Saugatuck/Douglas is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a challenging trail to trek, a path to peddle, or a waterway to explore, the options for enjoying the great outdoors are endless here. 

Known Around the World
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red car on in lot and lady walking to the beach

These small towns have gotten a lot of big attention from national and global news outlets for their beauty, small-town charm, expansive beaches and more. Plan your trip today and find out why for yourself! 

Under The Radar - Saugatuck

The television program, "Under the Radar: Michigan," says, "Saugatuck is an absolutely beautiful place to experience all things in Michigan." See for yourself - plan your trip at Saugatuck.com.

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Welcome to Saugatuck
Sun & Sand
Image
two girls with paddle boards on the beach

Home to world-renowned Oval Beach, there are plenty of beaches in this area to make your own. Each stretch of public shoreline offers a little something different.

The Art Coast
Image
painting pictures on the beach in summer

The natural beauty of Saugatuck/Douglas makes the area 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 artists who live here today. Named one of the best art towns in America by Expedia, experience why we're known as the Art Coast of Michigan.

Food & Beverage
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Saugatuck/Douglas is home to an astounding number of talented chefs, restauranteurs, sommeliers and culinary professionals, probably because Fennville, our southern-most sister city, is one of Michigan’s agricultural hubs. Warm up this winter with a delicious meal or craft beverage

The Splendor of Fall
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view from above, tree tops are golds, yellows and oranges, water has ripples in it, courtesy Saugatuck CVB

Experience the magic of a Michigan fall when our scenic landscape becomes ablaze with color. It's the perfect time for a bike ride or dune hike along our beaches and trails. Go apple picking, wind your way through a corn maze, take a gallery stroll or craft beverage tour. It's the best time to savor the unforgettable flavors of our fall harvest with restaurants that serve the season's bounty picked at its peak.

HIke, Bike & Paddle
Image

Saugatuck/Douglas is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a challenging trail to trek, a path to peddle, or a waterway to explore, the options for enjoying the great outdoors are endless here. 

Known Around the World
Image
red car on in lot and lady walking to the beach

These small towns have gotten a lot of big attention from national and global news outlets for their beauty, small-town charm, expansive beaches and more. Plan your trip today and find out why for yourself! 

Under The Radar - Saugatuck

The television program, "Under the Radar: Michigan," says, "Saugatuck is an absolutely beautiful place to experience all things in Michigan." See for yourself - plan your trip at Saugatuck.com.

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Discover Saugatuck

Enjoy the sunshine on one of our six pristine beaches, like Oval Beach, considered one of Condé Nast Traveler’s "Top 25 Beaches in the World." Explore the irresistible charm of our area and discover why Midwest Living named us their pick for Best of the Midwest: Best Beach Town in 2021.Full of captivating experiences, a thriving art scene, and a culinary and craft beverage landscape that's renowned—this is the one and only Art Coast of Michigan. Whether you're sharing a round of golf, or a round of beers, exploring our scenic waterways, or simply digging your toes in the sand, Saugatuck/Douglas is the perfect summer destination for revelry or relaxation.

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