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Schoolhouse Beach

Washington Island, WI
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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very beautiful quiet beach! Loved the smooth rocks. Kids loved playing with the rocks and stacking them. Water is chilly. Too cold for me.

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Omro, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a beautiful beach! The water is very cold, and I would have loved to snorkel there and see the shipwreck. Might need a wet suit in order to do that. I would say with the water clarity it would be seen from the surface very well. Lots of history out to read about this famous beach. Take a... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The weather was beautiful the day we stopped at Schoolhouse Beach which made the crystal clear water sparkle! The rocks on the beach are amazingly smooth and perfect, you have to go there and experience it for yourself. A word to those who like souvenirs, if you take any of the rocks there can be a $250 fine. Also, something... More

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minneapolis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was nothing like any of the other beaches we'd seen in Door County so far. It is postcard scenic! The water is clear blue, sparkling in the sun, and the beach is entirely of really smooth, sexy pebbles. It's no wonder that there was a board warning people against taking the pebbles out of the beach. It was pretty... More

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Saint Paul
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have traveled all over the world but this beach is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen - a little piece of heaven. The water is so amazingly clear and the rocks - they just have to be seen and experienced to understand! Although the water is very cold and I certainly wasn't up for a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Schoolhouse Beach is one of just 5 beaches in the world composed of smooth limestone rocks, and no sand. Wear good water-friendly shoes so that you can walk on the rocks and into the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan. Some say this stop is not that interesting, but if you appreciate natural beauty, you will be amazed by the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A whole beach made of smooth round rocks! Kind of funny to see people laying on their beach towels out on the rocks. We really enjoyed learning about the beach & how special it is!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My tour group stopped for a break on the beach during a tour of Washington Island. The sky was blue, framed by a rocky beach and clear, blue water. There is a pier nearby and a little bit of forest as well. It is a nice photo op. I am thinking it is probably too cold to go swimming most... More

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