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So cool!

Stopped at the beach during our day trip to Washington Island. It was November so needless to say... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Alan M
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Gorgeous beach!

The water is clear and pristine. Enjoy the rock sculptures people create out of the smooth... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Doug C
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1860 School House Beach Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Stopped at the beach during our day trip to Washington Island. It was November so needless to say there wasn't any swimming involved, but the beach was so neat to see! Definitely want to make it back in summer to enjoy the water!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alan M
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

The water is clear and pristine. Enjoy the rock sculptures people create out of the smooth limestone rocks. Make your own. I just enjoy the quiet and beauty of the area while sitting on the beach. If you like old cemeteries, there is one just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Doug C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This limestone beach is a must-see when visiting Washington Island. We visited on a trolley tour of the island and it is a picturesque beach and one of only a few in the world with limestone instead of sand. Very cool!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JulieJohn44
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Enjoyed seeing this - people build rock sculptures with the smooth rocks that are there - and you can also build your own or add to other's creations. While you are there, go on around the island and visit the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Diedre C
Reviewed November 7, 2018

How much fun can it be with 15' of water clarity that looks like the Caribbean, a dive platform, lots of room and super pretty park surrounding it. A stunner.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelmn2018
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We stopped in to see what the beach looked like while on an island tour. There were lots of rocks, no sand. Stacking rocks is a popular thing to do on the shore. There were places for picnics and cookouts with some grills in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed September 23, 2018

A beautiful stone beach. The water is clear. Plenty of picnic areas with grills and stones for skipping in the water. Be aware that there is a $250 fine for taking stones with you, so please leave them there. Some information is displayed. Restrooms available.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We walked the beach, it is very nice. Thought it would be a bit bigger. We didn’t want to swim so only stayed about 15-20 minutes. The sound of the waves crashing was very peaceful. They had a couple informational signs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank akmn
Reviewed September 5, 2018

What a relaxing way to soak up some sun and enjoy a truly beautiful place, Beach is made up of smooth rocks vs sand...great for skipping on the waters surface. Water looked clean and inviting. A couple of neat photo ops here. No pets allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank victoriah788
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Water, clear and beautiful shades of blue. Our daughter decided to hold a small wedding ceremony on this beach. The weather held out and it was a beautiful day. Wear shoes, as the rocks are smooth but still helpful to wear. We rented the pavilion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Cnwrails | Reviewed this property |
I want to say for us, 7 passengers and a car, around $100. I don’t remembered exactly though.
Tanz R
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Anita O | Reviewed this property |
School House Beach is on Washington Island (one of the many things to see on the Island). Just an Fyi... it's considered off-season so a lot of things may be closed. You do need to take the ferry to get to Washington... More
October 3, 2016|
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Response from S G | Reviewed this property |
We are south of Green Bay and the colors are just starting to come out on some of the trees. The east skyline was gorgeous last night with a deep blue sky and some of the trees showing color.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Door County - Washington Island rentals (1 Replies)
We are looking for a cottage to rent on Washington Island in Door County. We want it to be on the north side of the island on the lake. We love the limestone beach, so that is what we are looking for. Something near Schoolhouse Beach would work too. Does anyone know of anything to rent? Thanks.
August 04, 2006|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
beach algae (1 Replies)
the last few years, we have visited the island in late july/early august. The sand beaches have been covered with algae. Discusting. Schoolhouse beach is always clear, though. Are the sand beaches always like that during that time of summer? Are there any predictions for how the beaches will be this summer?
June 08, 2009|
Response fromcasey101m|
We just cam back from a day trip to Washington Island and there was little to no algae.
Help with itinerary, Please! (9 Replies)
We have a long weekend planned. Can you tell me if this itinerary sounds reasonable with the amount of time we have? Arrive around noon on Fri- May 21. Cabin is in Sturgeon Bay. Check in at 3:00 so we would go to White Fish Dunes SP for a picnic. Then check out Cave Point Park. Possibly go up to see Cana Island Lighthouse. Is it worth $7.00x6=$42.00 to go up it? Thought we would have a BBQ back at the cabin. Get up early Sat and drive 1 hour to the Washington Island Ferry. Pick up a...More
February 26, 2010|
Response fromoceans61|
Thanks for you reply and links. Good info. I would like to kayak by Cave point to see the sea caves. Is there anywhere near there that rents kayaks? I know there is a place that does tours but they are $55.00 a person :( Also, any other trails in Peninsula SP that we should do besides the Eagle Trail. Thanks for your help!