The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Wisconsin Like Never Before

A few warm days and we’re already dreaming about a summer in the sun. If you’re looking to hit up some of the more popular summer spots, the time to plan is now. With hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline and then more inland lakes than we know how to count, hitting the beach and enjoying the calming pace of life on the water is incredibly easy. Wisconsin’s pristine shorelines are no longer any sort of secret, so finding a slice of beach just for yourself can be hard to do. Narrowing down this trip to just one area wasn’t easy, but this is a small trip that takes you to some beaches that are a bit more off the beaten path and might not be teeming with other sun-seekers.

The best beaches in Wisconsin are easily within reach. To follow the route, check out this map here.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What’s your favorite beach in Wisconsin? Share your beach tips in the comments below!

Quite a few of the spots on this list offer beach-side camping, but if you’re looking for that option in other parts of the state, check out 10 Spectacular Spots In Wisconsin Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach.

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Best Beaches In Wisconsin

July 26, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Wisconsin?

Meyer’s Beach in Cornucopia, Wisconsin is one of the most lovely places in the state. The sandy banks, crystal-clear water, and bright trees are absolutely gorgeous. Visitors also love exploring Herbster Playground and Beach. This Wisconsin attraction is beautifully-maintained and full of incredible fishing spots. You can even camp along the sandy shore. Doolittle Park, located in Birchwood, is another pretty Wisconsin beach. People love packing picnics and looking into the picturesque landscape.

What are the best beach towns in Wisconsin? 

La Pointe, Wisconsin is one of the best beach towns in the state. It’s beloved by everyone in the area, and it’s easy to see why. This town is surrounded by vibrant blue water and soft sand. Washburn, Wisconsin is also an incredible beach town. This area is home to Thompson’s West End Park. Whether you come here to hike, sail, or relax, this blissful oasis is always exciting. 

What beaches have the clearest water in Wisconsin? 

Wisconsin Point, located just south of Superior, has the most shimmering and colorful water in Wisconsin. This freshwater swimming spot is the perfect place to cool off in the warmer months. You’ll also find beautiful water at Totogatic Park. This tranquil getaway is tucked away in Minong, Wisconsin, and it’s absolutely breathtaking. For another exciting getaway, venture over to Shell Lake. You won’t believe how blue this wonderful lake is.