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Address: , Washington Island, WI
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No stress....sandless beach.

Beautiful views with no stress of getting sand into the car. Can let the kids play with the stones for as long as they want. We were not there for swimming, the kids do swim, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Moushumi M
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views with no stress of getting sand into the car. Can let the kids play with the stones for as long as they want. We were not there for swimming, the kids do swim, but we do not. So could just sit back and enjoy the lovely views. Definitely recommend if you are visiting Washington Island.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Interestingly, this beach is one of only five similar sand-less beaches worldwide. The small rocks were glacier-polished over thousands of years. The beach is named for a one-room wooden schoolhouse that no longer exists there. It's a nice spot to relax for awhile, have a snack or meal, and even take a walk on the beach---sturdy shoes advisable. There is... More 

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madison, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Awesome rock beach! Not only are the rocks geological wonders, but the water is so clear! Cold water as it is Lake Michigan, but a wonderful escape! Oh and please do not take the rocks, or you will be fined! People have been taking them and they are centuries in the making!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

love the view and the water, it was way cold and could swim.beautiful beach, the public area is a little short.its mostly privately owned :(

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful area with lots of trees and picnic areas. The shoreline is very stony, smooth but stony. You'll need footwear.

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East Walpole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You would think the beach woukld be uncomfortable, but in reality, with a towel on the rocks, you can be quite comfprtable lying on the beach. The water is clear 9and cold) and the beach is popular, but not overcrowed. A great palce for a picnic lunch.

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Suamico, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The beach is rocky, so bring an old pair of shoes if you are planning to swim or walk on the beach. The beach is usually crowded, but never so bad that it should be avoided.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Upon departing the car ferry when we arrived on Washington Island, we took the Cherry Train tour so we had an idea of what we might want to revisit. This was a great idea, thank you very much! We loved Schoolhouse Beach....very beautiful....historic....but don't take any of the rocks!!!!! The fines are BIG!!! The visit doesn't take long unless you... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Schoolhouse beach is the crown gem of Washington Island! Beautiful clear water and white round stones. Fun for all ages! We have been twice (Sept 2012 and this month) and enjoyed swimming this time even though the water is chilly.

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Two Rivers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I think this is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to! Hidden along a wooded shore and covered in the most beautiful rocks all molded and round from the waves. Gorgeous View.

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