And you must go!
Here is a list of some of the best places to “beach it” in Door County this summer!
Egg Harbor Village Beach
Egg Harbor Village Beach is located within the village of Egg Harbor and stretches approximately 500 feet along Green Bay. It is one of the most popular and visited beaches in the area! Perfect for spending time with family, there are many shops and restaurants located within walking distance! Door County Adventure Center offers an array of water activities within this location. There are paddle board and kayak rentals, sand toys and concessions, as well as a sunset kayak tour that launches off the beach!
Whitefish Dunes State Park
Whitefish Dunes State Park is one of five state parks in Door County. The park consists of 863 acres of forest and dunes and a mile-long beach that runs along the coast of Lake Michigan. In the summer of 1967, the park became registered as an official Wisconsin state park. The main reason behind this was to ensure the sand dunes and the unique wildlife were protected. The park holds many different hiking trails that serve as ski touring trails in the winter months! Door County Adventure Center is one of the only tour companies in Door County that operates within a state park, and that is Whitefish Dunes State Park! DCAC conducts a Cave and Dunes kayak tour that departs right off the beach!
Schoolhouse Beach is located on the north side of Washington Island and ironically has no sand. Its shore is made up of smooth, limestone pebbles. It is one of 5 beaches in the world that is entirely sand-less. For years, people would take home pebbles as souvenirs of their travels to Washington Island. This ultimately caused a drastic decrease in the pebbles. Today, it is illegal to take any of these glacier-polished pebbles off the land.