Lighthouse at Kewaunee
Photo Credit: Tom Skubal

Sturgeon Bay Beaches

Robert LaSalle County Park

Cty. U, Town of Clay Banks, approximately nine miles south of Sturgeon Bay, 920-746-2890

The park marks the 1679 landing of the French adventurer, Robert de LaSalle. It has a unique three-tiered landscape, including a pebble-strewn Lake Michigan shore, a grassy upland stretch and a higher wooded upland area. Steep sandy bluffs separate each tier. A small stream cuts through an interesting sandy ravine along the southern side of the park. 

Potawatomi State Park

3740 Park Dr., Sturgeon Bay, 920-746-2890

Located on the shore of Sturgeon Bay, the 1,200-acre park has a gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. More than two miles of shoreline provide many scenic vistas and recreational opportunities. A 75-foot observation tower rises above the forest canopy giving a panoramic view. On a clear day, the view from the park's observation tower reaches 16 miles across Green Bay.

While taking in the expansive view, look for a small island in the bay. The island is owned by Fred Wittig of Door County and it’s his year-round residence.

Otumba Park

N. Joliet Ave., Sturgeon Bay, 920-746-2890

This three-acre park includes a beach, walkway that connects to the waterfront and a beautiful view of the shoreline looking toward Green Bay waters.

Sunset Park

747 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay, 920-746-2890

This extensive park is a popular location for shore fishing or just enjoying the sunset over the bay. It includes a swimming beach, two-lane launching ramps, transient docking pier, ½ mile walking trail and two areas with playground equipment.  

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve

Lake Ln., Sturgeon Bay, 920-746-1359

Just south of the Hwy. 42/57 (Bay View) Bridge, turn south onto Cty. U (Claybanks Rd.) and continue 2 miles. Turn left (east) onto Lake Ln. There are 2 parking lots 1-2 miles ahead. Enjoy a small, white sand beach that’s quiet, secluded and surrounded by rolling sand dunes. Take a hike along the Ship Canal for a unique view of the lighthouses and Coast Guard Station. Plus, enjoy two scenic overlooks.


Please visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum & the Door County Maritime Museum

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