Our Story

We are excited to be the owners of this beautiful resort since 2013 in the wonderful community of Oscoda-Ausable.  We fell in love with the area on an anniversary trip in 2000, and found ourselves coming back to enjoy the soft sand beaches, the splendor of Lake Huron, and the friendliness of the visitors and local townspeople. 

We invite you to come and enjoy the many benefits that the sunrise side of Michigan has to offer: Breathtaking sunrises that are as unique as every day; facing the east positions the sun at your back for the majority of the day helping you to catch sight of a distant freighter or sailboat. Because of the unique configuration of our resort, every one of our lakefront cottages and suites have a spectacular view of Lake Huron. Step outside your door and right onto our beautiful soft sand beach. With over 200 feet of sugar sand beachfront, you will find an abundance of room to build your favorite sand sculpture. Take a dip in the blue waters of the Great Lake or relax in one of our Adirondack swings or chairs on the beach. We offer a playscape, teeter-totter, monkey bars, volleyball net, shuffleboard, basketball, and cornhole among other fun activities right on the beach. Our picnic area complete with BBQ grills and utensils, tables, shade sails, and party lights provide you with a fun place to have lunch or dinner or play a game of giant Jenga! After a fun filled day of hiking one of the many trails along the River Road National Scenic Byway, floating on a tube or kayak down the mighty Ausable River, or simply meandering along the storefront shops of Oscoda, you can unwind by the a beach campfire and share your favorite ghost story. We are open from mid-May through mid-October.

If we are privileged to have you stay at our resort, we look forward to saying 'hello' at our onsite office and making your stay as comfortable as possible.  Leave your worries behind, and come 'play in the sand' here at Sandcastle Beach Resort.


-Tom & Stacy