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Address: Washington Island, WI

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Fun stop for the kids

We stopped here and the kids threw rocks and swam. It was a good time and cool to see the rocks. Not much more to say, it's a beach with cool rocks instead of sand. Very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here and the kids threw rocks and swam. It was a good time and cool to see the rocks. Not much more to say, it's a beach with cool rocks instead of sand. Very nice though.

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Dane, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I was excited to see this beach because it is one of five places in the world where the conditions make round rocks. I was absolutely amazed that all the rocks were round. The water is crystal clear, and if I wasn't on Washington Island in late October, I would swear I was in the tropics due to the clear... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a secluded unique beach, due to the fact that the "beach" is actually composed of small, rounded stones (not pebbles!) about 3-5" in diameter. If you plan on swimming and sunbathing, bring your water shoes ( not essential, but it makes walking much more comfortable) and a heavy blanket or padding to put under your blanket, since the... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Really is clear water. Beautiful shoreline is lined with white pebbles. I believe the beach was just award a 'top beach' national award for the clearest water. Park has picnic and bathroom facilities.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Every time we take the ferry to Washington Island we have one destination that is a must and that is Schoolhouse Beach. Even if just for a few minutes, seeing the smooth stones that nature has created is amazing! Great spot for cookouts too!

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This beach is covered in flat smooth rocks softened by the lapping of the waves. Not a comfortable place to sunbathe, but great for sitting and reflecting. Fun to skip the stones into the water. Signs posted everywhere however that the stones must stay at the beach - no souveniers!

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Manassas Park, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Certainly worth the stop! Amazing round pebble beach! Very cool thing to see. Nice picnic area set up for families or friends getting together. Looks like they are building a pavilion too. If you're on Washington Island, make the stop!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stopped here as part of the Cherry Train tour. The beach is made of rocks rather than sand - the rocks are dolomite and incredibly smooth. Beautiful clear water and views. Definitely worth a visit!

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fascinating beach to see! Loved the gorgeous view and the water was very clear and beautiful. Definitely worth seeing.

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Wisconsin
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172 reviews 172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Mention beaches and most people picture sand. Not at Schoolhouse Beach. It's covered with unique, smooth rocks that have been tumbled in the waves. The rocks are not only on the beach but also extend out into the water. It's been said that Schoolhouse Beach is one of only five places like it in the world. For that reason, people... More 

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