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“Great free beach on the shores of Lake Erie”

Headlands Beach State Park
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Mentor
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Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews
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“Great free beach on the shores of Lake Erie”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This beach is well maintained by the state of Ohio. It is quite large with ample parking. They have decent bathroom facilities. Getting to the beach from the parking lot is a bit of a stroll. The beach like most beaches on the shores of Lake Erie is quite a bit rocky. One can walk up the beach too a stone jetty where an old lighthouse sits at the end. People fish from the jetty area. Please note that it is not a traditional round lighthouse rather a square lighthouse with a light on top that is no longer functional.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Mentor, Ohio
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Nice beach area and picnic location”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Large beach area with volleyball nets, etc. for family fun, many grills available for grilling and a pavillion area that can be reserved for larger parties of people or families. Lots of available parking also.

Visited July 2013
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Mentor, Ohio
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good for nature photography”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Headlands beach is a place to walk and photograph in all seasons. Great for sunsets, gulls and misc other birds. Go down to the far end and walk through the trees to see many birds in the spring and all year long.

Visited July 2013
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ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Headlands Beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Headlands beach state park is a great place to have a picnic, hang out by the beach,sit on the sand, or rent a jet ski. Watch the boats. It's a nice park and a great place for the family. We often take the kids there to play in the sand or fly kites. The lake is beautiful. There's a great little place down the road called Scooters that sells the best ice cream, hot dogs and fries you've ever had. We often go there first and then take our food down to the lake. Enjoy!

Visited July 2013
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Mentor, ohio
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28 reviews
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“Mile long beach”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Mentor Headlands beach makes for a lovely early morning stroll in the waves. The shoreline is more water tumbled stones than sand so water shoes may be needed. Lots of beach lovers and families fill the large sandy beach from late morning to evening. I have heard it is great to view a water sunset but I haven't experienced that yet. Lots of parking and shady areas along with a snack bar make this a great family destination.

Visited July 2013
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