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Address: Nickel Plate Drive, Huron, OH
Phone Number: 419 433 7244

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Nicest public beach around "vacationland"

I personally have a private beach on the Cedar Point Chaussee but Nickel Plate is the nicest beach in the area open to the public without Cedar Point admission costs. Beware of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Huron, Ohio
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Huron, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I personally have a private beach on the Cedar Point Chaussee but Nickel Plate is the nicest beach in the area open to the public without Cedar Point admission costs. Beware of rip currents associated with strong north east winds but otherwise...enjoy Lake Erie!

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Hebron, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The beach might be nice, but the water in Lake Erie is so dirty and at times black. No thanks, I swim someplace else.

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Peru, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My brother and I were staying in the area to go to Cedar Point. The park wasn't open yet so we decided to go check it out. Very clean beach with great views of Lake Erie. We were the only ones there as it was a bit chilly so it was nice and peaceful!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The beach wasn't bad shape the day we visited. We didn't find a lot of garbage around. It was quiet. Of course there was nobody around to collect the posted fee for parking. There is a building on the right that is probably a gathering point at night given the number of tea light candles piled up in the corners.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I thought this lake was beautiful! We watched the sun rise over the lake and it was breath taking. The lighthouse also made a very nice back drop!!!! Love this beach!! Will definitely be going back! There is a 5.00 admission for certain times if the year- we didn't have to pay- we went after Labor day,

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Granger, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I hate to review any location in a poor light, but this beach is pretty disgusting. Obviously I've been blessed to have experienced much better beaches that I'd call mediocre. This beach we in passing stopped at to simply see an ohio beach, since we were on our way to cedar point.. The beach is in a smaller town, small... More 

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Leo, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Enjoyed our time at the beach. Nice sandy beach. The water was clean and calm. Was fairly busy and somewhat difficult to find as there was very little signage. Was disappointed to find there were no restrooms! For $5 a car, and as busy as they were, you would think this is something they could provide.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Has a playground, grills, bathrooms, volleyball, and picnic tables. $5 fee to park, but when we got there at 8am, no one wa there to pay. Water was beautiful (cold) and the rocks were perfect for skipping. Took some great pics of Lake Erie and Huron pier.

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I visited Nickel Plate Beach for the first time this last week and was surprised by how much it felt like I was standing on a beach in California again. Had i been blindfolded and taken there i would have sworn i was at the ocean. It was breathtaking! They have a nice playground area for young children to play... More 

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Candler, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

me and my family and kids went there and it was so fun, it nice to just find a spot and listen to the waves or just relax and enjoy family time, swimming was nice, had great views loved watching the boats and the view was breathtaking, very peaceful and relaxing there is nothing like it, the 5 dollar parking... More 

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Address: Address: Nickel Plate Drive, Huron, OH
Phone Number: 419 433 7244
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Huron

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