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“I NEVER KNEW OHIO HAD A "SEA SHORE"!”
Review of South Bass Island

South Bass Island
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Put in Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Westerville, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I NEVER KNEW OHIO HAD A "SEA SHORE"!”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

My boyfriend and I went to Put In Bay for our 3 year dating anniversary. Neither of us had ever been, so we weren't sure what to expect. It really has the casual feel of a seaside location. We had a free golf cart rental with our hotel and we drove from one end of the island to the other. Golf carts are the main means of transportation on the island. Just remember that if you have a big or expensive purchase from one of the many island shops, you either have to carry it with you when walking around or take it directly to your hotel/cottage etc. We went all over and then went back to where we wanted to purchase things when we were ready to head back to our hotel. The atmosphere is casual and laid back through the week and then changes into a party spot on the weekends. There is something there for everybody. We are going back in a few weeks!!!

Visited August 2011
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English first
Hubbard, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“When are we going back!?”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Nice destination for any age, or budget. The kids found the ferry ride and driving around the island on golf cart fantastic!

Visited June 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and plenty to do or not”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We were there over memorial day weekend and already planning another trip this summer. You can walk all over the island, from restuarants, parks, memorial park, winery, etc. I would recommend a golf cart for one afternoon just to drive the island. There are some beautiful homes all around the island and little parks everywhere.

Visited May 2012
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Sandusky, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not just a party island”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

There are many family things to do on South Bass Island, even though this island has a reputation as a party island. I would not recommend bringing children anytime after 8 pm or on the weekends. Make sure you visit the Perry International Peace Memorial, grand re-opening July of 2012. A fun attraction is the Heineman Winery, even for the kids. You get a guided tour of the winery and the Crystal Caves and get to sample wine or grape juice at the end of the tour. Unique grapes and wines in this region.

Visited September 2011
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South Bend
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Put In Bay, OH”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

This was a fun little place. I got to drive a golfcart around which I thought was awesome. The crystal cave was neat to see. I want to go back and next time get a hotel room on the island.

Visited June 2011
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