Are Door County beaches the best in the Midwest? We think so!

Ephraim Shores Door County beaches

Relax at Ephraim Shores Resort after your beach day

The Door County peninsula has almost 300 miles of shoreline. And, within that shoreline, there are plenty of picturesque beaches. From relaxing and romantic to the action-packed locales perfect for water sports and hanging out with friends and family, there are Door County beaches for everyone!

After a full day of sun and sand, you’ll want to have a homebase for a bit of rest — and that’s where we come in. Heading back to Ephraim Shores Resort after your beach experience is the perfect way to unwind — or get ready for the next adventure on your to-do list!

Plenty of Door County beaches to choose from

Here are just a few of our favorite Door County beaches throughout the peninsula:

Nicolet Beach: This family favorite is located just a few minutes away from Ephraim Shores in Peninsula State Park. The large sandy beach and swimming area, kayak and paddle board rentals, snack bar, and food trucks make it easy to enjoy a full day on the water.

Ephraim Public Beach: Located on the shores of Eagle Harbor (with great views of Peninsula State Park!), this public sandy beach with plenty of parking is perfect for anyone staying in Ephraim. Bonus: it’s walkable to some of our favorite eats: Good Eggs, Lost Tuk Tuk, and Prince of Pierogi.

Waterfront Park, Sister Bay: 10 miles away from Ephraim Shores, Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park is in the heart of the village — which means you’re just steps away from shopping, dining, and live music.

Egg Harbor Beach: A 20-minute car ride from our resort, Egg Harbor’s beach is the most recently renovated of all the Door County beaches, where a purchase of additional land extended the beach’s waterfront to 500 feet. The beach now offers several amenities, such as a small boat hand launch ramp, additional parking spots and walking paths, and changing rooms.

Schoolhouse Beach: If you’re heading to Washington Island as part of your Door County adventure, this beach is not to be missed. Schoolhouse Beach is known for its smooth round rocks, incredibly clear water, and serene atmosphere.

These are just a few of our favorite Door County beaches — there are 53 public beaches on the peninsula, so there’s no shortage of sun, sand, and good times to be had. Make sure you visit a few of these on your vacation itinerary — along with sampling Door County wine tastings, or making time for shopping, dining, golfing, and sightseeing.

No matter which Door County beaches you visit, staying at Ephraim Shores Resort will ensure you’re able to make the most of your Door County vacation.

Ephraim Shores Resort — a waterfront Door County resort for the whole family

Located in downtown Ephraim, Ephraim Shores is a family-friendly resort for groups of all sizes. From our private sundeck overlooking Eagle Harbor and our many room types to our beautiful waterfront location, Ephraim Shores has everything your family needs for the perfect vacation. Some of our amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, an exercise room and game room, and bikes for our guests to use. To make your reservation, contact us at 877-854-2371 or visit our website at