We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Atwater Park & Beach

East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI
Review Highlights
Beautiful sandy beaches and warm water!

Just recently visited Atwater Park & Beach and it is wonderful! But don't be like me and remember... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janesville, Wisconsin
Nice small park

A little smaller than the other Milwaukee beaches, but still a very attractive park. One minor... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
via mobile
Read all 29 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“memorial day” (2 reviews)
“playground” (8 reviews)
East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI
Write a Review
Reviews (29)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just recently visited Atwater Park & Beach and it is wonderful! But don't be like me and remember to bring your towel and swimsuit because the water is so warm!! It's small but so worth the trip. The slopes are covered with wildflowers. You can...More

Thank lterrcreatkard3829
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

A little smaller than the other Milwaukee beaches, but still a very attractive park. One minor drawback is on street parking only... some of the larger parks have off-street parking. Did not go down to the beach was just walking around on the upper level....More

Thank WisconsinAl
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We went to Atwater on a beautiful spring Saturday. My daughter's boyfriend chose one of the overlooks to pop the question. She'd said Yes! This is a very nice park on the upper bluff with a play area for the little kids. You can take...More

Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A visit to Atwater Park makes you feel like you've been transported somewhere special. The view of the lake is spectacular! The Plensa statue really ties in with the relaxing nature of the park and beach. On the bluff there is greenspace, a playground and...More

Thank Angelaib
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We live near Atwater Beach and really appreciate. It is a great place for all ages. There is a lovely small park at the street level and stairs and ramp to the beach. The board walk is a nice addition. There is a play ground...More

Thank lhdilts
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Atwater beach is such a stunning place. The beach is clean and very beautiful destination for summer. The view from the road side is breathtaking. Simply park your car by the road and move to the beach there are benches on the top where you...More

Thank Dhanashree A
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Great spot in the summer. The view of the lake from the park is amazing. Getting down to the beach and then back up requires a good amount of energy, as there are probably 200 steps (or a longer ramp). Very popular spot for Shorewood...More

Thank RodSG
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Lots of space for enjoying the spectacular view / both road level & beach level. Sculpture has been temporarily removed.... "Jan 5 - The 'Spillover II' sculpture that was removed from Atwater Park nearly two months ago will return to Shorewood in an altered state...More

Thank rollngstone
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

This place is such fun! It's a really scenic spot with a clean beach and beautiful wildflowers and small sand dunes. The playground at the beach is as fun as they get! It's one of the only playgrounds where you hear kids screaming and laughing...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a great little park just north of Milwaukee, right off of Lake Drive. The street level has multiple benches and a cute little playground for the kiddos - an a great overlook of Lake Michigan. But that's now all - take the ramp...More

Thank Genevieve K
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Crave Cafe
11 reviews
.49 miles away
North Shore Boulangerie
28 reviews
.58 miles away
Thief Wine Shop & Bar
10 reviews
.72 miles away
Camp Bar
17 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Draft and Vessel
8 reviews
.58 miles away
North Point Lighthouse
143 reviews
1.70 miles away
Bradford Beach
150 reviews
1.98 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lindsey T
April 9, 2017|
Response from Angelaib | Reviewed this property |
No, there is free street parking.