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Headlands Beach State Park

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Address: 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone Number: 440-466-8400
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A serene place to take a walk while the lake is frozen

I guess that I didn't realize the lake would freeze. Duh!! Well it was in the 40s and a lovely opportunity to walk on the beach and I was not alone. Others sauntered and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The lake was frozen; the windblown sand and ice made gorgeous frozen cliffs to run on. The sunset was amazing reflected on the melting pools. The lighthouse was framed by the frozen cliffs and beautiful sky.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I guess that I didn't realize the lake would freeze. Duh!! Well it was in the 40s and a lovely opportunity to walk on the beach and I was not alone. Others sauntered and enjoyed the day, some with pets too. It appears this state park is extremely popular during the warm, sunny months due to the enormous parking lots!

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went here primarily to walk around the beach, not sunbathe, picnic or spend an afternoon. Therefore I did not use the facilities and didn't stop by at peak times. The beach was larger than I expected coming from New England beaches. There are decent waves when the wind is from the right direction. The sunsets can be awesome as... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The sand is nice, lifeguards on duty. Great places to have a picnic. For a little adventure walk out to the lighthouse, very interesting

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Virginia
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45 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having grown up on the east coast visiting Cape Cod and the Outer Banks most summers (but living in Washington DC where there is no easy beach access for a day trip or afternoon visit), I was at once excited to have such easy beach access in Cleveland, and embarrassed to refer to Lake Erie beaches as "the beach." At... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Headlands Beach is the best and largest beach in Ohio. The sand can be a little rocky, so be prepared. There is ample parking except for absolute peak times. The food stand does miss out on a lot of potential -- it is a simple dog, fries, etc. stand. I suppose that it is limited due to it being a... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the best beach state park in Ohio . Beach has lifeguards in the summer water is the cleanest in the area

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This has the potential of getting crowded, but you just need to go at the right time (mid-morning). The biggest disappointment is the sand. It feels like it has never been racked/combed. It is difficult to walk just find a spot and forget trying to walk along the lake!

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Willoughby, Ohio
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went here on December 26, 2014 with friends visiting from China, who wanted to see the lake and what a lighthouse looked like. It was unseasonably warm and a good day to walk along the shore of this natural attraction. it was quiet and peaceful as we explored the sandy dunes and looked for signs of wildlife. When we... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This is by far one of the best beaches along Lake Erie. Very clean nice sand dunes. I like ride up on my motorcycle and taking a nice break at the state park.

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