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"School House Beach Has Charm!"

We enjoyed the opportunity to view this place up close and it doesn't disappoint! Surprised to see... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
legacyendeavors
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Racine, Wisconsin
via mobile
An absolute MUST SEE if you come to Washington Island!!!!

This rock beach is so cool. Stack the rocks and take a photo. The water is very clear! Most people... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Whitney S
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the opportunity to view this place up close and it doesn't disappoint! Surprised to see that there are more rocks and pebbles here and walking owing the shoreline can be quite tricky. The view is pretty nice and it's in s rather secluded...More

3  Thank legacyendeavors
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This rock beach is so cool. Stack the rocks and take a photo. The water is very clear! Most people bring fold up beach chairs because it will be more comfortable then sitting right on the rocks. This beach is so unique and it fun...More

Thank Whitney S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very cool rocks! The water was beautiful and the area would be a great area for a picnic in the summer.

Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful smooth rock beach on the deep harbor. Bring your lawn chairs and skip a few rocks across the water. Kayak, swim, canoe in the calm harbor waters. Water was 68 degrees when we were there! Pretty warm for the season. Not too cold for...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Washington island and had read about this beach. We got there and were amazed by the beautiful stones and crystal clear water. Even on a 60 degree day, this beach was stunning!

1  Thank 276elizabethl
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Such a pretty area! Water was so clean, free parking and access. Had a great time with friends while in the area! Far from ferry so make sure you have a car or rent a moped/UTV

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Schoolhouse Beach is a must! The limestone rocks and protected bay make it feel like you are in the Caribbean instead of northern Wisconsin, expect the water temperature will bring you back to reality. Even the slightly chilly waters will make you want to jump...More

Thank AshleyKegan
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It's worth it just to feel how smooth the rocks are. There is a swimming platform and changing building too.

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Stopped here on the cherry train tour (which wasn't that great either...) - it's a beach with large stones and very cold water. If you are not able-bodied, don't chance walking on the beach.

Thank lost_in_SI
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Absolutely loved the beach and view. Next time I think we will bring sandals since it is a little hard to walk on the beach barefoot. The water was a little chilly at first but once you are in, it feels so refreshing. One of...More

Thank Scott S
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Tanz R
18 October 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
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ViruDh
4 October 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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MBNMD
12 June 2016|
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Response from markbuc03 | Reviewed this property |
Sure enough, ha, that's a flaw in the Trip Advisor page. Just Google it and you'll find where it is on Washington Island, which is off the northern end of Door County, WI. Note: A ferry ride is required to get out to... More
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