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Address: Washington Island, WI

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Pure Nature!

Amazing beauty! Crystal clear water, you can literally count the stones on the bottom! The Cyprus trees provide cool shadow and complete the beauty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing beauty! Crystal clear water, you can literally count the stones on the bottom! The Cyprus trees provide cool shadow and complete the beauty!

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Davenport, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great beach but no dogs allowed. We went before the real tourist season began so there was no one there which was nice. But like most beaches in the area no dogs are allowed. :(

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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