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South Bass Island

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Address: 1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-5508
Phone Number: 4192852112
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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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Nice island

We enjoy going to South Bass, there is always something to do or see as you tour around, things are changing, new homes being built and construction going on. There are beaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Charlie S
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Lima, Ohio, United States
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Lima, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy going to South Bass, there is always something to do or see as you tour around, things are changing, new homes being built and construction going on. There are beaches open to the public, some bar/hotel pools open to everyone. We enjoy going thru the week instead of the weekends, less crowded and not as much of a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved South Bass Island and have recommended it to my family and friends. May come back next year for a Girls weekend. Plenty of things to do, but not too much. Love it.

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Massillon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I had a great time on South Bass Island. We hopped on the Miller Ferry in Port Clinton and within 15-20 min we had arrived. There are 2 golf cart rental places right by the Miller Ferry dock - E's Island Golf Carts and Island Bike and Cart Rental. I believe a few of the other cart... More 

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Thank Andrea B
Washington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My neighbor has been asking us to go to Put In Bay for 4 years and the time just was never right, but this year it hit on a perfect date and we spent a 4 day weekend on the island. It was perfect weather and the camp site was beautiful. We came over on Millers ferry and all tent... More 

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Salem, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our trip, the island and this campground worked great! My sister and our friend wanted to do a 2-day lake camping trip where we did nothing but relax and take a break from our crazy schedules. Our friend is volunteering in Indiana for a year, so we were looking for a place where we could meet half way. We... More 

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Cortland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a dy of exploring the island by golf cart, shopping, brunch and playing in the park with my dog. Alot of places are pet friendly. We came to the Island on Miller's Ferry. It was only $13 with online coupon. I had my dog in his carrier backpack/car seat. His carrier was easy to seat belt into an... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South Bass Island is a wonderful place. Great for families, friends and couples, there is a lot to do. You can camp or stay in a resort, cottage, cabin, bed & breakfast or hotel/motel. There are many restaurants with great food and bars with great drinks and live entertainment. There is great architecture and lots of history. There are shops... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't sure whether it'd be worth the trip but we had s great time and we're glad we went. The Jet Express ferry was fun in itself, only took 30 minutes and was very scenic. We rented golf carts which I highly recommend so we saw and experienced a large portion of the island. There are a ton of... More 

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Thank Chris A
Kerala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put-in-Bay also called South Bass is an island in the western end of Ohio's Lake Erie. Erie all around in its purple blue and a wide variety of yachts, sailboats and luxury ships cruising or stationing just in front of you and you are circling the whole island in a bicycle or in a golf cart enjoying each inch of... More 

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Thank P K
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South Bass is one of my favorite places to hang out. Driving around on a golf cart all day, meeting new people, do a little shopping, lots of places to eat, and many things to see and do. There is much history there, and it is a fun place to hang out!

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