Best Sea Kayaking in Wisconsin

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Wisconsin. Use this list to plan your next Wisconsin sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Squaw Bay Sea Caves


The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like glass, and with the setting sun, the sandstone cliffs glowed red in the most…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - 3.5 miles BestSea Kayaking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Whitefish Dunes State Park


This short and sweet trip has a great sand beach and some very good examples of the limestone cliffs that Door County is known for, including several stone grottos and caves. The clear but intensely g…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Valmy, WI - Sea Kayaking - 1.5 miles
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#3. Milwaukee: Bradford Beach


This quiet and surprisingly scenic paddle is a good get-away from the noise and bustle of the city, particularly on weeknights. The tall bluffs north of Bradford Beach are still wooded for the most pa…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Milwaukee, WI - Sea Kayaking - 3 miles
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#4. Sand Island Circumnavigation


Located about 2 miles from Little Sand Bay, Sand Island is easily accessible as either a day trip or an overnighter. The island has many interesting areas to explore by kayak, including excellent sea…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - 15 miles
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#5. Peninsula State Park


Peninsula State Park has a little of everything: bike and hiking trails, beaches, bluffs, a lighthouse, and an easily accessible offshore island for paddlers.…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Fish Creek, WI - Sea Kayaking - 2.5 miles
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#6. Basswood Island


A day trip to Basswood Island is an excellent option when rough weather makes other trips difficult. Located about 1.5 miles from shore near the Red Cliff Buffalo Bay Tribal Marina, the island is well…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - 8.5 miles
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#7. Inner Island Loop


The Inner Island loop is a great way for paddlers to explore four beautiful islands as a weekend trip. The route is protected from northeast winds by the outer islands, allowing less-experienced paddl…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - 25 miles
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#8. Outer Island Loop


The Outer Island loop includes eleven of the Apostle Islands and some of their best beaches, sea caves, and historic lighthouses. The larger islands also have extensive hiking trails. Rounding the nor…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Bayfield, WI - Sea Kayaking - 70 miles
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#9. Rock Island State Park


Off the tip of the Door County Peninsula is a chain of islands that stretch north across the entrance to Green Bay all the way to Michigan. These limestone islands are known for their scenery and bea…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Northport, WI - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles
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#10. Newport State Park


Although this park doesn’t have some of the more dramatic scenery of other areas in Door County, it is a good place to escape the crowds. Campsites must be accessed by foot, bike, or boat, which makes…
From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan"
Northport, WI - Sea Kayaking - 8 miles
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