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A beautiful stone beach. The water is clear. Plenty of picnic areas with grills and stones for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

We walked the beach, it is very nice. Thought it would be a bit bigger. We didn’t want to swim so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank bigsei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank akmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank victoriah788
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank kellylawrence22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Washington Island you really need to stop by and see Schoolhouse Beach. The water is very clear and the rocks are smooth. Just don't take any rocks home with you - there is a $250 fine PER ROCK!!!

Thank JMP386
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful sand free beach. Covered with millions of smooth white rocks that are fine to walk on. The water there is crystal clear and refreshing. Many folks were enjoying the water.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this beach while we were on a Cherry train tour. It is a nice easy going beach. There are no concessions. There is a place to eat about a mile away or so, we went on our tour of the island. We were...More

Thank J V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Schoolhouse Beach is the one thing in Door County my teenage daughter INSISTS we visit on every trip. It's just stunning. If you come during the high travel season, be prepared to share the beach with many other families. There's plenty of room for everyone,...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite beach on Washington Island. It has clear water and beach is made of perfectly smooth stones. They have a raft that visitors can swim to and nice swimming area when it’s warm. This is a must-see in Door County!

Thank Misscole33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach - beautiful facilities for changing and picinicing...but the beach! The water! If you are unfamiliar with Great Lakes swimming: you will need good sandals that secure tightly - this is a pebble beach. (And warm water if you are used to Lake Superior!)...More

Thank Colleen587
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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.
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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.