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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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Nice for the area but not a substitute for an ocean beach

Visited here on business and was fairly underwhelmed on the quality of the beach. It was May and the govt was refreshing the beaches using bulldozers on the sand. Lots of trash... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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WNC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited here on business and was fairly underwhelmed on the quality of the beach. It was May and the govt was refreshing the beaches using bulldozers on the sand. Lots of trash on the beach and not appealing stuff like discarded plastic and tampon applicators, I'm used to Atlantic Ocean beaches and this was nothing of the sort, perhaps a... More 

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Mogadore, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went in May. It was warm & there were a few people there, swimming even! Sign says no dogs on beach...people had their dogs on the beach. Don't go barefoot you'll step in crap. Wish they would enforce their own rules! Beautiful place except that.... Yuck.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful park! Huge, beautiful beach and plenty of parking. There are multiple bathrooms and nice picnic area. There isn't much to choose from to eat other than a little stand.

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New Albany, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This beautiful mile plus long beach is amazing. Every time I stop here when I am in the area for business. You can park near the beach, they have a quaint lighthouse and it is a safe area to view the beach. There are always people around enjoying this great place. I would recommend this if you are just passing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I spend all my days off here no matter what the weather is. Great place to relax and have a few thoughts to yourself. There's just a feeling that comes along with when its foggy and rainy down at the lake. It's beautiful when frozen and when the sun is shining down. Not sure I'm ever going to find another... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 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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