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Address: 1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
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Description: Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead...
Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.
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I've go up there ever week I have a house up there is amazing the ice in the winter gets so thick u can have fires in it and car races

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've go up there ever week I have a house up there is amazing the ice in the winter gets so thick u can have fires in it and car races

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visit South Bass Island every year at least once, usually for a long weekend, and have always had a great time. The fun begins with a pleasant ferry ride on Miller Ferry which departs from the northern tip of Catawba Island (not really an island) near Port Clinton, OH. Note that auto access to South Bass Island is limited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I grew up in Florida, and know how overdone the tourist trade can be. Not here. The island is a get away from the "real world". I loved ever second. The fact the cars aren't encouraged on the island makes even more lovely. I recommend even person go here to just de-stress and focus on enjoying life. :)

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The adventure starts on the mainland in Port Clinton, OH with the Miller Ferry ride over to the Island. So much fun. Be sure to bring something to fee the seagulls. Much to do on South Bass Island. Plan to take comfy shoes and take your time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a few friends and I visited here when it was cold and windy in April and rented a gold cart and it was absolutely beautiful!!! A place I would love to visit every day!!! I wouldn't recommend going in April because everything is closed but you basically get the Island to yourself!! lol

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Painesville, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a nice time, but found that most of the island was very expensive. After being there for two day, everything that we wanted to do was covered. If your into heavy drinking, it's definitely the place to go. The bands at the bars were top notch. Plenty of bars to hit. The local attractions are nice. Hit the... More 

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portagelakesgoddess
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love South Bass Island...even the parts outside of downtown. We go there at least once a year and have been there at different times of the year and there is something for everyone. The parks are nice (except the restrooms are not); there are several places to swim in pools; jetskis to rent; bars to listen to music or... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We arrived Sunday on labor day weekend, rented a golf cart and headed for our bed and breakfast hotel. The wife wasn't too thrilled on renting a cart when we got there, but she was so happy we had it for the three days two nights we were there. This place is really set up for a party place...I was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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214 reviews 214 reviews
139 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When you talk about visiting an island for vacation, most people tend to think of something tropical or exotic, but South Bass Island is a fun getaway and a great place to spend a day or so on Lake Erie, just a jump and a skip from Canada. With this visit, I’ve spent a total of five days of my... More 

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Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

awesome place to take your family, I recommend as soon as you get there make your way up the hill and rent a golf cart, ( get it for all day) that way you can take your time and explore the island, cheap family memories !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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