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

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Fun little access to local beach with cabins around. We ate at the Sand Bar. Pretty view of Lake Erie from the beach.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Fun little access to local beach with cabins around. We ate at the Sand Bar. Pretty view of Lake Erie from the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were driving through Ohio and asked a local how to get to the nearest beach to watch the sunset. We were directed to Nickel Plate Beach. It is a lovely beach with a small playground area for kids. We were there on a weeknight in July and it was slightly overcast. A group of about 6 were playing football,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ok-- the beach itself is beautiful, as is the view of Lake Erie. You pay $5 at the gate for parking, and that's the last time you see anyone who is "in charge." As another reviewer mentioned, dogs are plentiful here. Posted signs state they must be on leash; but apparently the dogs cannot read. While I don't hate dogs,... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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