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Headlands Beach State Park

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Address: 9601 Headlands Rd, Mentor, OH 44060-1001
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+1 440-466-8400

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Wanted to be outside after a day of visiting schools etc. It was a very large beach, supposedly the largest in OH. It must have been a tough winter as there was a large amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce S
Marlboro, New Jersey
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes we came here in April. Not the height of the beach season. We were there for the hobby of rock and glass collecting. We found plenty of each as well as driftwood which we will craft into something fabulous. Will come back here in the future. Lots of beach to walk. Plenty of parking and places to explore.

Thank lbridgeman
Marlboro, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to be outside after a day of visiting schools etc. It was a very large beach, supposedly the largest in OH. It must have been a tough winter as there was a large amount of debris on beach, but it was beautiful. Very disappointed that all signs said not pets on beach in off season to me seems unreasonable.

Thank Bruce S
Elyria, Ohio
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach with lighthouse views. Pretty clean. bathrooms still closed from winter, porta johns available. Ample parking.

Thank laurel d
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a great place to take a walk and experience lake erie's wildlife and be with other people. When we were there in the fall, it was not crowded at all even though the weather was lovely.

Thank Michelle B
Mentor, Ohio
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Headlands beach is one of the best places to spend a day at the beach, have a picnic, take a walk on the beach, and enjoy the awesome sunsets. Should be a must visit in any weather.

Thank oldgoalie30
Aurora, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

In recent years this beach has gone down hill. If you have small children, it's quite a walk to the waters edge. Lots of rocks and pebbles along the shore and in the water. We experienced some dead fish and even a dog sized dead animal on the beach. The restrooms don't have soap or even toilet paper at times... More 

Thank Michelle G
Mendon, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

As a kid, I spent many, many happy days at 'Headlands', the best beach on the Lake Erie shore. The beach has plenty of parking, bathroom facilities and trails to walk if you want to get out of the sun. The beach is clean and has volleyball nets available if you want to pretend you're Olympian Kerrie Walsh. Nice place... More 

Thank greekbecky2016
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Most people associate this park with summer and swimming.... but it can also be a good spot for an off-season walk. No, there aren't any hills, but if you like strolling along the shore (yes, there's all the flotsam and jetsam that the lake throws up) this can be an enjoyable spot. Since there are very few cars around, you... More 

Thank WHMeg
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Headlands beach is a great resource that is easily accessible from route 44. Open year round with many opportunities to view wildlife or just sun on the beach. There is also a .6 mile asphalt path that runs parallel to the beach. Pets welcome on the path but not on the beach. Restrooms are available.

Thank 929jacksons
Mentor, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

excellent beach with views of the old light house, during July the city holds a beach fest, that includes will know sand sculptures competing for number one, than in August there are Off Shore races, I don't mean the small boats but rather the ocean race boats with speeds hitting almost 200mph

Thank jkrueger804

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