Egg Harbor, Door County

10 Best Little Beach Towns on the Great Lakes - Coastal Living Magazine 2018

Egg Harbor is a classic Door County village with restored historic buildings housing charming independent stores, local bakeries, a wonderful organic greengrocer, some of Door County’s best and most popular restaurants, two breweries and a distillery. Experience coastal charm, complete with a state-of-the-art marina and one of the best sand beaches in Door County.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Egg Harbor

Last updated March 26, 2019

Egg Harbor Beach looking South Egg Harbor, Door County
Egg Harbor Beach looking South
Egg Harbor Beach looking North Egg Harbor, Door County
Egg Harbor Beach looking North

Egg Harbor’s 500 feet of sand beach is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Door County. Rent a standup paddleboard or kayak. Take a Sunset Paddleboard cruise. The beach also offers large modern restrooms, a playground, a small boat launch ramp, parking and walking paths with lookout seating. (We supply beach towels, an umbrella and a cooler for your days at the beach.)

WALK from Egg Cottage: 15 minute walk

DRIVE from Egg Cottage: 3 minute drive

Sunset from Egg Cottage Egg Harbor, Door County
Sunset from Egg Cottage

Take in a spectacular sunset from Harbor View Park’s elevated vantage point, widely considered to be the best public spot in Door County to view sunsets. (Perched higher on the escarpment bluffs, we think the sunsets here at Egg Cottage are even better.)

WALK from Egg Cottage: 6 minute walk to Harbor View Park (or watch the sunsets from Egg Cottage)

Egg Harbor is the most centrally-located village for access to Door County brewers, distillers and vintners. Door County’s original micro-brewery, Shipwrecked Brew Pub, is in the heart of Egg Harbor. A few doors away visit Hatch Distilling’s tasting room (vodka, gin, bourbon, brandy and rum  from local honey and organic grains. ) In Spring 2019, enjoy the new One Barrel Brewing outdoor beer patio and Wild Tomato Pizza combo.  The wonderful Door County Brewing Co. is a short 13 minute drive straight across the peninsula in Baileys Harbor. If you’re doing the Official Wine Trail you’ll find that Egg Harbor is the most centrally located village to explore the six Northern Door wineries. 

WALK from Egg Cottage: Shipwrecked – 7 minutes, One Barrel Brewing – 9 minutes, Hatch Distilling – 10 minutes

DRIVE from Egg Cottage: Harbor Ridge Winery – 3 minutes, Stone’s Throw Winery – 6 minutes, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery – 6 minutes, Door Peninsula Winery/Door County Distillery – 10 minutes, Door County Brewing – 13 minutes, Simon Creek Winery – 15 minutes, Door 44 Winery – 17 minutes.

Patricia Shoppe Egg Harbor, Door County
Patricia Shoppe

Egg Harbor has always been known for its terrific shops, galleries (see #9) and farm markets (see #6). Enjoy and afternoon exploring Maxwell’s House, Door County Nature Works, Spot clothing (new in spring 2019), Signature Pieces, Be Beauty, Patricia Shoppe and more (see #6 and #9)

WALK from Egg Cottage: Door County Nature Works – 6 minutes, Signature Pieces – 7 minutes, Be Beauty – 7 minutes, Maxwell’s House – 8 minutes, Spot – 9 minutes, Patricia Shoppe – 14 minutes.

Peg Egan Concert Series Egg Harbor, Door County
Peg Egan Concert Series

Enjoy the outstanding summer Peg Egan “Sunset Concert Series” on Sundays at 7pm and the Harbor View Park “Concerts in the Park” series on Thursdays at 5pm. Carry-ins are welcome as are lawn chairs and blankets. (We provide picnic supplies so guests can fully take advantage of these wonderful events.)  Additionally,  several Egg Harbor businesses offer free live music throughout the season.

WALK from Egg Cottage: Peg Egan – 6 minutes, Harbor View Park – 6 minutes

Harbor View Park - Friday's Farmers Market Location Egg Harbor, Door County
Harbor View Park – Friday’s Farmers Market Location
Main Street Market - Egg Harbor, Door County
Main Street Market – “Door County’s Super Market”

A vacation renter’s paradise, centrally located to most of the best local delights including the Friday Farmer’s Market in Harbor View Park. Purveyors include Main Street Market (Door County’s favorite grocery store with a world-class wine selection), Greens N Grains (Door County’s first organic grocer), Mac Ready’s Bakery (a top rated artisan baker and sandwich shop), Fat Louie’s Olive Oil (flavored oils), Schartner’s Farm Market (known for their cherry pies), Wisconsin Cheese Masters (only artisan Wisconsin chesses), Door Artisan Cheese Company (master cheese makers and purveyors of specialty foods), Wood Orchard Market (Famous Sweet Tango apples and loads of free samples) and more.

WALK from Egg Cottage: Greens N Grains – 5 minutes, Mac Ready’s Bakery – 5 minutes, Fat Louie’s Olive Oil – 6 minutes, Friday Farmer’s Market in Harbor View Park – 6 minutes, Main Street Market – 8 minutes

DRIVE from Egg Cottage: Door Artisan Cheese Company – 1 minute, Wood Orchard Market – 1 minute,  Wisconsin Cheese Masters – 4 minutes, Schartner’s Farm Market – 8 minutes

Egg Harbor Sailboat Regatta Egg Harbor, Door County
Egg Harbor Sailboat Regatta

Enjoy the incredible sailboat display, thanks to Egg Harbor’s state-of-the-art marina offering the best deep-water sailing access on the Peninsula. Consequently, there’s a weekly 9am Saturday Regatta – where 10 – 20 sailboats race around the waters of Egg Harbor. (You can enjoy the sailboat display from the Egg Cottage gazebo and yard – be sure your stay includes a Saturday morning). The marina is a full service public marina – fish from the pier, take a stroll, or grab a bench and take in the view and the gorgeous Egg Harbor sunsets.

WALK from Egg Cottage: 7 minute walk to the marina (but the sunsets and sailboats can be seen from Egg Cottage.)

There are three courses less than 5 minutes from Egg Cottage and one more only 8 minutes away. Egg Harbor courses include the Alpine Golf Course (36 hole historic course known for beautiful water and bluff views), The Orchards (18 hole championship golf course continuously rated as one of the best in DC), Stonehedge (9 hole affordable family-friendly course) and the exclusive Horseshoe Bay (4th ranked private golf course in Wisconsin). 

DRIVE from Egg Cottage: Stonehedge – 2 minute drive, The Orchards – 3 minutes, Alpine Golf Course – 4 minutes, Horseshoe Bay – 8 minutes.

 Public Art Installation at Beach Bluff Lookout Egg Harbor, Door County
Public Art Installation at Beach Bluff Lookout
Angela Lensch Gallery Egg Harbor, Door County
Angela Lensch Gallery
Cappaert Contemporary Gallery Egg Harbor, Door County
Cappaert Contemporary Gallery

Voted the “Best Wisconsin Town for Galleries and Arts Scene” by Wonders of Wisconsin. Many of our permanent village residents are artists, and it reflects on Egg Harbor’s aesthetic. Take a walk in the village and you’ll pass the many public art installations continuously being added to as well as several galleries right in town. You’ll discover even more within easy driving distances.

WALK from Egg Cottage: Cappaert Contemporary Gallery – 1 minute, Yore Place Gallery – 1 minute, Angela Lensch Gallery – 15 minutes,

DRIVE from Egg Cottage: Lost Moth Gallery – 1 minute, Off the Wheel Pottery – 2 minutes, Woodwalk Gallery – 8 minutes, Plum Bottom Gallery – 8 minutes

Parador Egg Harbor
Parador
Grumpy's Egg Harbor, Door County
Grumpy’s

Walk to everything from BBQ and Pizza to Spanish tapas, Coffee shops, Microbreweries and a Distillery (see #3). You’ll love the scene in Egg Harbor. You’ll also find several spots for a giant ice cream cone or fresh Door County fudge – Grumpy’s is just a 4 minute walk from Egg Cottage.

Note: Fireside Restaurant, One Barrel Brewing and Wild Tomato Pizza are all coming to Egg Harbor Spring 2019.

WALK from Egg Cottage: Village Cafe – 1 minute, Casey’s BBQ – 4 minutes, Grumpy’s  – 4 minutes, Buttercups Coffee – 5 minutes, Parador – 5 minutes, Double Delites – 5 minutes, Shipwrecked – 7 minutes, Chocolate Chicken – 7 minutes, Fireside – 9 minutes, Hatch – 9 minutes, One Barrel – 9 minutes, Wild Tomato Pizza – 9 minutes

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