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Schoolhouse Beach

Washington Island, WI
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
51 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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