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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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Best Beach in Northeast Ohio

Huge sandy beach. Great for volleyball, kite flying, sunbathing and swimming (if the water tests are reported as good or higher). As with all of our local beaches, I would not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mentor, Ohio
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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

BIG beach, hot sand, water drops off precipitously (so be sure you know how to swim!), friendly crows.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Big clean beaches - but beware of the algae in the lake. (This is Lake Ontario not an ocean beech!). Plenty of rest rooms, many parking lots (but remember the number of the one you parked in!). Barbecue areas (with barbecues - just bring your own charcoal and food). Beach cafe serving snacks and drinks. In summer there are often... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Huge sandy beach. Great for volleyball, kite flying, sunbathing and swimming (if the water tests are reported as good or higher). As with all of our local beaches, I would not recommend swimming after a heavy rain due to pullutants/sewage getting into the lake. Plenty of public bathrooms and a concession stand.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We recently visited headlands beach and we were pleasantly surprised! Yes, there are some spots where there are rocks on the beach- but they are smooth stones and don't take up the entire beach. The water was very clear and clean, but gets deep quickly so if you have small children, be careful! The beach is huge- and there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not the prettiest beach, nor is it the cleanest, by it is the one we call home here. Regularly patrolled, but not sure to what degree. The beach is very large and open, and there are some great areas to hike and explore, such as the light house. An afternoon could be spent here, easily, however I am never sure... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love the family atmosphere picnic tables and grills available pretty clean and very secure park rangers are always patrolling. I will go back again

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Madison, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We didn't stay long. The beach is stone more than it's sand. It was filthy when we wen't. The water actually felt like we were swimming in half solid jello. It was so gross we couldn't enjoy ourselves. In the bathrooms, we found needles in the stalls. That was it for us.

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Statesville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

rocky beach, "sea glass", uncrowded in the off season and during the week. many places to park. decent bathrooms

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Mentor, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Headlands is always clean and inviting lots of parking close to home nice place to relax and get some much needed sun therapy

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a huge beach area in NE Ohio. There is ample parking. There are restrooms and picnic facilities. There are plenty of areas where you can walk. There is a far walk from some areas of the parking lot to the actual beach. May be difficult if you have little ones and are trying to carry a lot of... More 

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Address: 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, OH 44060
Phone Number: 440-466-8400
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor

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