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Schoolhouse Beach

Washington Island, WI
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Minneapolis
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have visited this beach before when we take the Ferry over to Washington Island. It has a swimming raft which is great for good swimmers to go out to. No life guard on duty so I would recommend for strong swimmers only. Very pretty views of the lake.

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Omaha
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stopped her on the tram tour from the island. Learned a lot about the history and makeup of the stones on the beach. Very unusual stones all over. Great view. Check out the sign posted just before the beach with the history and explanation of things.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The sun baked warm pebbles and the clear water will make you forget all your worries in life. Its definitely a sight to behold.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While this was cool, it wasn't worth the $53 for us to take a ferry and travel by car to spend a whopping 20 minutes. It was pretty and neat with all the smooth rocks (and wonderful that we weren't there in the middle of summer when it would probably would have been crazy crowded), but again, I don't feel... More

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USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the soft, water-polished rocks and the waves crashing there are just amazing. It was a little too cold and windy to enjoy swimming, but they do have set-ups for charcoal grills and bathrooms if you just want a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Worth the ferry ride to Washington Island! Gorgeous rock beach with perfectly round and smooth stones! Incredible! We could have looked at the rocks all day, so unique. Canoed the bay and the water is crystal clear all the way out to the point. And yes this is northern Wisconsin where Green Bay and Lake Michigan come together, yes even... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

good for skipping rocks and a picnic. It's just a smooth rock beach. I am not sure what all the fuss is about.

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Nw Chicago Suburbs
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of the few smooth rock beaches in the world--or so some of the tourism literature stated. But having spent considerable time on the rocky Maine beaches, I was underwhelmed. The picnic area under the pine trees was very nice, although it was too cold to picture on the day that we went.

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful beach. The kids had fun throwing rocks into the water I took my shoes off and learned two things: the water is cold, and it's really painful to walk without shoes on those rocks!

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Honor, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On the recommendation of our bartender, we included this spot in our tour of Washington Island. The island isn't that big, so it really wasn't out of the way. We were there before noon on a Sunday morning, but the spot was already crowded. Well, not really THAT crowded, but the parking is not great (in a cedar grove), so... More

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