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“Always fun”

Headlands Beach State Park
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Mentor
Certificate of Excellence
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Maysville, Georgia
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65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always fun”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Always enjoy a trip to the beach while we are here. Had a wonderful night watching the sunset and grilling out and then smores. A little bit of a walk to the water especially with the kids and the sand was hot but it's worth it. Very clean and the snack shack was convenient. See you next year I hope!

Visited August 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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116 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“okay for family fun”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

The walk from the car to be near the water is a long one, especially when it is hot and walking on the sand is unbearable. Entering water is rocky (like all Ohio beaches on Lake Erie) and recently the bacteria levels have been unsafe for putting your head under water. With that said, this beach has tons of beautiful sand for building castles, lots of room for picnics and playing. Even on hot crowded days your family can spread out and have a blast. As far as Ohio beaches go this is definitely one of the best.

Visited July 2013
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Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“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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Mentor, Ohio
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“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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