There's something magical about the twin cities of Saugatuck and Douglas. From outdoor adventures to romantic getaways, art galleries to alfresco dining, and sunny days to cozy nights, it’s easy to see why Saugatuck/Douglas has a special place in so many hearts.
Experience life like a local in Saugatuck/Douglas. Named one of the “10 All-Star American Beach Towns” by Coastal Living Magazine, they offer the quintessential small-town experience.
Perhaps you’re visiting for a slower pace of life by lounging at the famous Oval Beach or strolling through the charming downtowns. Or, perhaps you’re seeking culture and adventure by enjoying the extensive arts or culinary scenes or trekking the state park trails. No matter why you’re visiting, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the Art Coast of Michigan.
Summer in the Art Coast
Sugar sand beaches and sparkling water that stretches to the horizon will have you wanting to soak in the summer sun and splashing in the waves. And if boat rides, beach walks, and sunsets aren’t all you want to experience during your summer escape, we’ve got galleries to stroll, outdoor concerts to enjoy, and a host of other adventures waiting for you in Saugatuck/Douglas.
Sun & Sand
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.
two girls with paddle boards on the beach
The Art Coast
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.
painting pictures on the beach in summer
Food & Beverage
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
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.
man in art store purchasing items
HIke, Bike & Paddle
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
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! 
red car on in lot and lady walking to the beach
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
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