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Address: Washington Island, WI
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So, so beautiful

I'm having a hard time even finding the words for how much I loved this place. The beach was deserted pretty much the whole time I was there. It was quiet and calm and one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim0000000
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm having a hard time even finding the words for how much I loved this place. The beach was deserted pretty much the whole time I was there. It was quiet and calm and one of the most beautiful, memorable places I've ever been. I don't know why the outdoors are so much cleaner here than anywhere I've ever been... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a highlight of Washington Island and could occupy a full day if you bring your own food, drink and a blanket or beach chairs. Parking is close by, tho we arrived by bike. Grills available. Changing area and public restroom. Unique beach made entirely of smooth round stones (but don't take any home with you!) A beautiful clear... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Schoolhouse Beach is uniquely beautiful. There was quite a few people visiting while we were there in the afternoon. I would recommend going earlier or trying later in the afternoon if you're interest in taking a lot of pictures. I was able to walk down the beach to get nice pictures but I would imagine during peak season it would... More 

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Thank TriciaWisconsin
Urbana, Illinois
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

An interesting location to visit if only because of the unique smooth rocks that make up the beach. Otherwise not a necessary attraction to visit.

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Kenyon, Minnesota
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was a stop on our tour of Washington Island by motor coach. It is a very pretty area. In reading the information on the beach and listening to our guide through the Washington Ferry Company, I found out this beach is one of only five in the world, that have these smooth, rounded, but flat stones. Many people stack... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Kewel round stones - big waves when wind is from the North. No sand here - but stones easy to walk on.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I've never seen a beach of stones before--really interesting. Water was so clear up there and rocks are all smooth. I don't think it would ever be warm enough that I would swim in it but it was pretty. One of five in the world, so they told us, so I'm glad I saw it.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Beautiful beach and surriundings. Huge whitecaps when we were there . Beach is covered with beautiful smooth rock (not for suvenier ) very picturesque . Good for photo op. Also cute park area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

beauty beach, almost all rock, no sand. tough bike ride a bit to get there but worth it, easy drive. water amazingly clear.

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Lima, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A beautiful rock beach with crystal clear water. What a beautiful place to have a picnic or just sit and think. Don't miss this one of a kind experience!

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