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Headlands Beach State Park

9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH 44060
440-466-8400
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Mentor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Beaches
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Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's a great beach. Very big, plenary of room to soak up some rays. I do wish they would allow vendors there and really give it a 'fair feel'. Also would be great if they had designated areas for people to be able to have fires on the beach. But those two things aside, it's a great place to spend... More

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You are on Lake Erie so you should not expect white sandy beaches & crystal blue waters. This is a very large wonderful Beach. Has a nice view of the Lighthouse. Has trees near the parking area with picnic benches & places to cook with Charcoal. Kids will love digging in the sand. Bottom of Lake is Rocky & feet... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful~Close to home! Walk dogs here in evening! Lots of people flying kites, picnicking & sunbathing. Families enjoying each other and it's Free!!

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Mentor, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Probably the best beach in Northeast Ohio. When the lake gets warm (august) the beach really gets a lot of action.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live on the western end beach after the public beach stops. Love the views year round and in all weather. Some of the best sunsets you will ever see. Often people ask where we have been vacationing when they see our beach pictures. Finding sea glass along the water's edge is a favorite past time and filling a glass... More

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Mentor, OH 44060, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an immense beach with tons of parking, picnic tables, a food vendor during the day, trails, benches, walking path, shady spots, water sports rentals, and restrooms. Any day spring, fall, or winter is gorgeous and peaceful. Many times I am there with only 4-5 other cars parked far away. Summer weekends and especially holidays are not as pleasant... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I come to the Cleveland area all the time and I have never stopped by the park. Its absolutely huge!. Parking for miles and lots of picnic tables. The beach is like a mile long We went in the fall so we took one of the many trails that lead to the lighthouse as a hike. Great afternoon!

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Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Mentor Headlands is a very large beach. The water is not too deep and there are sandbars fairly far out. It has a place to rent water skis. There are life guards on duty all down the beach. they have volleyball nets at intervals down the beach. There is a commissary that has hot dogs and snack foods. Showers and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Twenty years in Mentor and I am watching this beach get dirtier and more crowded as the years go on. The amount of feminine hygiene products we see stuck in the sand is disgusting, the bathrooms are always nasty, and we decided to start going solely to Fairport beach once we found a whole rotted big near where to boats... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nicest beach in Ohio, by far. Not very well known, either. Tons of parking. The only problem, as I see it, is that speedboats are allowed to come in very close to shore, which discourages swimming out much more than 30 or so feet. Personally, I get nervous with large speeding boats around where I am swimming. Also, a good... More

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