Sheboygan offers a few beautiful beaches with different styles to meet everyone’s needs. Whether you like a beach that is white and sandy, is fun for the kids, or dog friendly, Sheboygan can help you. Now with summer just around the corner find your Best Escape Anyone Could Have, or as we like to say, find your B.E.A.C.H!
This beach is one of my personal hang outs in the summer. It is definitely a place the whole family can spend the day and enjoy the lake. I usually find myself spending the whole day there or near the park where you can see the 1800’s wooden ship that is on display. I like to go early to lay on the sandy beach, soak up some rays, and watch people fly kites in the large grassy field off to the side.
If you get hungry, or have a big appetite like me, it is about a 10 minute walk to some of Sheboygan’s best restaurants on the walk way. If I am lucky and don’t spend too much time filling up on food, I will head back to the beach and walk the pier. The pier is usually a hot spot because you can walk through the marina and go to the lighthouse. I try and hurry in the evening so I can sit and watch the sunset on the lake.
General King Park
This beach is fairly close to Deland Park. I was surprised to find that this beach is not as popular. It has easy access to the clean beach area and a nice little parking area. Up the way, there is a nice park that has a pavilion and a playground for kids. Once I got to the beach there was plenty of room to sprawl out in the fine sand and take a dip in Lake Michigan. I must warn you though, the water is extremely cold for first timers. But, on a super-hot summer day it is refreshing, and you get used to your legs felling numb (just kidding). Because it is not as popular and close to the resort, Blue Harbor, I found it very peaceful to sit in the sand, listen to the waves, and watched some kite-surfing.
Kohler-Andrae State Park
This park is one of the treasures of Sheboygan County that can be enjoyed all year round. While I was on the beach it felt like I was by the ocean. The sand dunes fill the spacious beach and are perfect for relaxing, reading a book, or going for a swim. I found myself wading in the water searching for beautiful rocks and pebbles to skip.
The fun did not stop on the beach. There is wildlife all around you in this park. Take your camera, like I did, and hike the wooded trails, walk the boardwalk through the marsh or the small white pine forest. If you are looking to stay longer and appreciate the shoreline longer there is a great camp site for its visitors.
Vollrath is awesome! In the winter many people play at the giant “bowl.” It is perfect to spend the day sledding. However, in the summer the park comes alive. On Monday nights you can enjoy “food truck” night. There are multiple vendors that offer an array of options. While you enjoy the DJ, on this featured day, you can also reach the lake at the back end of the park. My friends and I have found it to be a great place to go hang out. In the past we went there to relax and play disc golf. It has something for just about everyone.
In addition to Wisconsin’s oldest disc gold course there are tennis courts, basketball hoops, and softball/baseball backstops. The few time that I have gone, I saw many kids playing on the newly updated playground. If you need to unwind it is definitely the place to have fun and relax.