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“Most beautiful beach in the Midwest!”
Review of Schoolhouse Beach

Schoolhouse Beach
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Palatine, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach in the Midwest!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Absolutely loved this beach-water is perfect, clear and stones are polished and beautiful. Pick up a tasty sandwich and brew and head there!!

Visited August 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lots of rocks”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The beach is 100 % rocks. Round rocks that are okay to sit and hang out on. The beach has a raft that you can swim out to and jump in off of. It is in a lovely bay and the kids loved jumping in off the raft and swimming and tossing rocks in the water. A good afternoon for us.

Visited August 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great beach, worth the visit, stop in town for a bit, too”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We took the Island Clipper and then went on the Viking Train tour. We considered bringing our car to Washington Island over the other ferry but thought we'd leave the touring to the pros. I think it was a good idea and we'd recommend the tour. We saw the ostrich farm (around a B), the general store of the town (D), a cool church (B) and the Schoolhouse Beach (A). The beach is very picturesc and the water is a beautiful auqa blue. I wish we spent more time there. However, we asked the tour guide to let us off in town on their way back through and we had a blast at all 4 bars in the town. We made our own Washington Island pub crawl and enjoyed talking to the islanders and tourists alike.

Visited August 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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294 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

This beach is outstanding! You need to wear aqua socks as it is all beautiful white rocks and is very hard to walk on when bare feet. I took my granddaughter on the ferry over to Washington Island, we enjoyed a wonderful day at the beach. The water is so blue and crystal clear, you would think you are at the caribbean if there was white sand instead of the spectular white rocks. Don't go to the island withoutand visiting this beach!

Visited July 2012
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Madison, WI
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful, wish we Could've swam”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Tis is a beautiful and unique beach with smooth stones and clear blue water. It feels like you are at the ocean. I would have liked to swim if it would have been a warmer day. It looked like it would be fun to play in the waves!

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