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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 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors

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Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice shady trees, sandy beach and quiet peaceful location to spend the day with the family..... just relaxing.

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Chardon, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a big place a nice place to have a picnic. I am not a fan of the beach itself. It is ok to go once or twice . This is Lake Erie and the water does not get very warm and the sand is kind of dirty. I like that the location is close enough if you want... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful, large beach. Well kept. Trails through dunes, lighthouse, paved walking/biking path. I had to choose a date of visit. Truth is.... I go weekly during all months of the year. It's always changing and interesting to see.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's long, so there's lots of area to spread out. There's a nice walking/jogging trail that runs along the beach. There's picnic tables and plenty of trees for shade. Sometimes there's good waves for playing in. Very close to a family members house, so we enjoy visiting the beach when we come to see them.

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Cleveland, OH
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

spend an hour, spend a full day - there is plenty to do here at the best beach in Ohio. Located east of Cleveland about a 30 minute drive, this beach is huge, and offers trails into nature areas, a paved path for walking, huge beaches for kite flying, and great access to Lake Erie. I particularly enjoy it in... More 

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Mentor, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This beach is clean and has plenty of things for small children. A playground and decent snack shack.

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Mentor
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Are you looking for a great place to have a beautiful, beach-front picnic? You can never go wrong when the weather's nice at Headland's Beach! There are lots of trails and this is an awesome place to collect sea-glass. The park has a couple pavilions you can rent really inexpensively. The pavilions have nice, large, steel grills for you to... More 

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I lived within a few miles of Lake Erie all my life and always headed to Mentor Headlands each weekend as a child, then with my friends as a teenager, now with my husband watching beautiful sunsets. The beach is clean white sand. Mentor had a beach fest the past 2 years which is fun for the family, with lots... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I spent a day on the beach. We are only an hour drive away. The beach is pure white sand. This make the sand feel very hot. My wife went searching for beach glass. I tried to find shade on the beach. Take an umbrella for shade. No coconut trees to hide under. The grounds are kept... More 

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Painesville Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Swam there for many years. Pavillions updated parking areas updated beach is clean. Grills and tables for picnics.

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