Nothing better than Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan in July

Real Estate Agent with Dorothy Hanson, Broker

I finally decided that I was going to go to Oval Beach at least once a weekOtherwise what is the benefit of living in Saugatuck?  So I am taking time out for myself to spend one hour at the beach at least once a week.  Last week I just wandered over there and watched the waves and had a wonderful Chicago Hot Dog at the Beach Stand at Oval Beach. Really fantastic with onions, fresh tomatoes, and dill pickle.  I just sat there and let the gentle breeze caress my body.  Then I finally understood the Old Testament saying that God was in the gentle breeze.  It was so glorious that it almost brought tears to my eyes.  This is what life is all about.  The kingdom of God is NOW!Oval Beach in July courtesy of Dee Dee Hanson, CB Woodland Schmidt

I went back to Oval Beach again yesterday for another hot dog and to take a swim.   Now I am traveling around with my lawn chair, noodle, towel, swim suit, etc. at the ready in my trunk.  Ever ready for a great day at the beach.  It was fantastic!  Everytime I go to the beach, it is a new experience.  Last time it felt like a God touch and this time I felt like I was eight years old again. 

I am no spring chicken but with my noodle out in the waves - this is the closest thing to being eight years old again that I will ever experience but with much more appreciation.  The water temperature was perfect and the waves bouncy.  All my arthritic aches and pains disappear in the water.  Grab a good friend and your sun hat, sun glasses, and noodle and get to the beach!   Life is a crap shoot so enjoy every day.   When it is all over, you won't regret not having worked more but you will regret missing days at the beach.  See you at Oval Beach.  Life is a cabaret - Your chair is waiting.  And while you are here, check out the real estate at

Comments (6)

Bill Pluim

Thanks for the reminders--Saugatuck Oval Beach and enjoy life while you can--we visit  year-round.   

Aug 01, 2008 11:31 PM
Jacqueline Tolstyka
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors - Cheboygan, MI
Realtor - Selling Beautiful Northern Michigan

Looks beautiful Dee Dee, and sounds great to me.

Aug 05, 2008 01:57 PM
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DeeDee, love Oval Beach and it's the only place that has "singing sand" I've been told.

Aug 08, 2008 11:30 PM
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Saugatuck is beautiful. We enjoy take a motor cycle rise there when we get a chance.

Sep 13, 2008 12:33 AM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

I've been to Saugatuck many times but have never been here. I may have to put it on my to do list for 09.

Nov 07, 2008 12:04 AM

My son and I went yesterday, it was breezy but beautiful. You are so lucky to live there, we drove over 2 hours to be there. 

Mar 18, 2009 02:09 PM