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One of the World’s Best Beach Towns

Sun. Sand. And water, as far as the eye can see. With miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World,” the Saugatuck/Douglas region shines all year long. Pick from six pristine beaches to soak up the sun, splash in the waves, or watch the sunset.

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Hit the Trails

Our miles of trails let you choose the length and intensity of your outdoor adventure. Explore the gently rolling dunes and shoreline at Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. Wander the sandy forest paths of Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Or get your heart pumping with a steep climb up and down Mt. Baldhead and be rewarded with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.

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Unsalted and Unsurpassed

From the winding Kalamazoo River to the harbor and big lake, there are so many opportunities to enjoy the water in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Whether you take in our waterways from atop a double-decker paddleboat, charter a sailing or fishing excursion, or explore them under your own power in a kayak or canoe, you’ll find any encounter with our unsalted waves an enthralling experience.

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SeaSun Sailing

SLIP 65 Tower Marine /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-218-1077

Add an extra dimension to your vacation with a sailing cruise on Lake Michigan. Office outings, friends reunions, engagement cruises,family/friends ga…

Best Chance Too Charters

650 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (616) 292-4812

Learn all about Lake Michigan charter boat fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and Brown Trout on board the Best Chance Too.  If y…

Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck

640 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (269) 857-4762

Boat, bike, kayak rentals. Charter fishing. Bait, tackle, beach supplies - we have it all!

Ravines Golf Club & Restaurant

3520 Palmer Drive /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-1616

Ravines Golf Club features Arnie's Cottage, a casual restaurant on site featuring a versatile menu sure to satisfy any taste. A spacious grill room an…

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

528 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

The only remaining chain driven ferry in the country, it has been in use since 1838. Three pullies keep it in line as it is being pulled across the Ka…

Saugatuck Yacht Club & SYC Sailing Program

15 Park Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-8665

The Saugatuck Yacht Club was formed in 1934 for the purpose of sharing an interest in water recreation, social gatherings and supporting sailing educa…

Sweetwater Sailing Charters

868 Holland St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-836-0306 or 269-543-4362

A great activity while in West Michigan is to get out on the water!  You can sail out of the harbor of Saugatuck, Michigan onto Lake Michigan- the Big…

Retro Boat Rentals

730 Water St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (616)-405-6688

This fleet of meticulously maintained and rare classic fiberglass runabout boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963), have been made available for everyo…

Wild West Horseback Riding

2855 36th Street /Saugatuck, MI 49010 / 269-673-3539

Wild West Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch that began in 1995 “with a pony for the kids”. Our mission is to share the love and joy of horses…

Yacht Boat Charters

220 Water Street Boat Slip 10 /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-836-2603

Making Your Yachting Dreams a Reality. "BOAT" is a 55 foot Chris Craft Roamer Motor Yacht and is U.S. Coast Guard Certified for safety. "BOAT" comfort…

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

P.O. Box 1013 /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-1842

The Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations working cooperatively to protect and preserve the natural geograp…

Oval Beach

Perryman St. & Oval Beach Drive /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Celebrated around the world for its beautiful sweep of shoreline and backdrop of rolling dunes, this is the main beach in town and the most happening…

Douglas Beach

3099 Lakeshore Dr /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Douglas Beach is temporarily closed for construction. This small neighborhood beach offers prime real estate for watching the sunset. You’ll find a re…

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

6575 138th Ave /Saugatuck, MI 49423 /

Get back to nature in this state-owned park, featuring 2.5 miles of secluded beach and 200-foot tall wooded dunes. Four trails, ranging from 2.5 to 5.…

Pier Cove Beach

2290 Lakeshore Dr /Fennville, MI 49408 /

Named for the shipping piers that supported the logging and fruit industry in the 1800s, this beach is an ideal place for families to play. You’ll fin…

Laketown Beach

When you’re ready for a quiet spot away from the crowds, head north out of town to this peaceful strip of sand, water, and sunset views—open to anyone…

West Side County Park

2152 Lakeshore Dr /Fennville, MI 49408 /

A beautiful place for picnics, family get-togethers, special events, or watching the sunset, this park has a sparkling beach along with pavilions, pla…

Clearbrook Golf Club

6494 Clearbrook Drive at 65th Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2000

Only 35 miles from downtown Grand Rapids and 10 minutes from Holland, Clearbrook has been a qualifying site for the Michigan Open and has hosted some…

Crane's Orchard

6054 124th Avenue (M-89) /Fennville, MI 49408 / (269) 561-8651

Crane Orchards is one of the finest u-pick orchards in Michigan. With over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches and sweet cherrie…

Lakeshore Harvest Country

Agritourism Trail South of M-89 Along M-89 /Fennville, MI 49408 / 269-236-6312

Lakeshore Harvest Country is an area where you're welcome to visit an array of family farms. We grow fruits and vegetables with the help of Lake Michi…

West Michigan Cycleboat

219 N. Union St. /Douglas, MI 49406 / 269-220-0453

West Michigan Cycleboats offers 1 hour 45 minute cruises on the Kalamazoo River for up to 12 people. Pedal and drink on our cycleboat, but we have a m…

Running Rivers Kayaks

120 E Center St /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-218-5021

Running Rivers Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals are the perfect way to see the natural beauty of the lower Kalamazoo River and Lake Kalamazoo.  Our visi…

TFD Adventure Co. - Charter Boat

219 N. Union Street /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-610-7648

Take your next boating adventure to the waters of West Michigan aboard the Flying Dutchman.  TFD Adventure Co offers an innovative charter boat experi…

Sailing Saugatuck - On the Tall Ship Serenity

219 N Union St /Douglas, MI 49406 / 269-214-2445

Join us for a two-hour sailing cruise on the Schooner Serenity, Saugatuck's only authentic tall ship. Sit back and enjoy the cruise, give us a hand ha…

Donut Boat Rentals

730 Water St /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 616-405-6688

Our Donut Boats are a unique way to get out on the water for a couple of people or a whole family or group of friends. They seat up to 10 people and h…

Tails N Trails Dog Park

6359 134th Ave /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (269) 857-7721

Community Dog Park. 6 acres of safe, off leash play for owners and their dogs.

Wade's Bayou Memorial Park

52 Bayou St #22 /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Wades Bayou in Downtown Douglas, known for being the perfect fishing or kayak launch spot, is also a beautiful location to watch the sunrise, or view…

301 Riverview Dr. /Douglas, MI 49406 /

The beautiful Schultz Park is a 20-acre nature preserve located on the banks of the Kalamazoo River. The water is relatively shallow, creating an exce…

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

Oval Dr. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Stretching along the rolling dunes north of Oval Beach, this sandy trail takes you through a 173-acre protected natural area boasting unspoiled dunes,…

Coral Gables Marina at Coral Gables Resort

220 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2162

15 slips plus mooring for 20’ small craft on “the wall”.

Landings of Saugatuck Inn and Marina

726 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-4550

Docking for boats up to 32’ and includes water and electric hook-up. Two private restrooms complete with a walk-in shower are conveniently located doc…

Sergeant Marina

31 Butler St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2873

Deep-water slips with water and 30- & 50-amp electric service up to 50’. Mid-grade gas & premium diesel, ice, in-slip pump-outs, clubhouse, ba…

Shore Harbor Marina

876 Holland Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-501-5393

36 seasonal and transient slips accommodating boats from 20’-90', adjacent fuel dock and pump-out, on-site restaurant with dockside food and beverage…

Singapore Yacht Club

40 Butler Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453-8401 / 269-857-2442

48 slips accommodating 14' to 22' beam boats when the regular user is out.

Mount Baldhead

769 Park St /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

Mount Baldhead includes a 1 mile loop trail used for hiking, walking, and trail running.  There are also steps that bring one to the summit where one…

New Richmond Bridge Park

3160 Old Allegan Road /Fennville, MI 49408 / (269) 686-9088

New Richmond Bridge Park is located at the historic village of New Richmond in the northwestern part of the county. The centerpiece of this historic p…

Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency

3435 Rupprecht Wa /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 800-318-3019

Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency Ox-Bow offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages in their career. With year-round pro…

Sailing On Desire

216 Saint Peters Drive - Slip 135 /Douglas, MI 49406 / 616-204-2879

Enjoy a 3 hour PRIVATE sailing excursion aboard Desire, our 41 foot Morgan sail boat.  We can accommodate up to 6 passengers. Sailing on Desire is per…

Saugatuck Dune Rides

6495 Blue Star Highway /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2253

One of West Michigan's premier attractions!!  Our goal is to provide you with 40 minutes of entertainment, fun and excitement.

Saugatuck Hydrobikes

130th Ave & 63rd St /Saugatuck, MI 49408 / 269-355-3395

Travel down-river on the HydroBike Rides! A unique, fun activity for friends and family. Effortlessly pedal down the beautiful Kalamazoo River that wi…

Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises

716 Water Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-4261

The Star of Saugatuck II is an authentic sternwheel paddle boat located on the Kalamazoo River, offering hour and a half narrated sightseeing tours al…

Velocity Adventures

5928 122nd Ave /Fennville, MI 49408 / 503-867-6293

Based out of scenic Fennville MI, Velocity Adventures is the leading full Service Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak provider offering some of Michigan’s…

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