Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor

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  • Very good place to go and get your head cleared. The beach is so calm at this time and hardly anyone on the beach 2pm to 4pm weekdays. Try it sometimes.  more »
  • Decent size beach for Lake Erie. Very clean and plenty of parking. There are bathroom facilities to use and a snack bar too. The surf line is rocky but that is typical for the great lakes.  more »
  • Clean beach that can get a little busy on weekends. Great for bird watching and hiking and fishing. Cool lighthouse w you can walk to (very strenuous). Tons of parking.  more »
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  • This place is an amazing 1 mile long beach, and I do the hour long drive a few times a summer to spend a day here to have a picnic on the sand and swim. But there are a few things you should know: Sand can get piping hot so wear sandals til you get your stuff set up as the walk is a little long from the parking lot. There are concessions. Beach patrol drives up and down the beach on their little buggies trying to bust you for anything. I think we should be able to enjoy responsibly on the beach but unfortunately no booze is allowed. Plenty of people still do it. Just be as discreet as possible because I know people who have gotten fines for drinking. An incident I would like to make note of: June 2016 (a warm sunny weekday), the beach was very uncrowded. Someone tried to break into my locked car and broke their fake key or whatever off in my driver side lock. So be aware. That being said, this place is so big that even when its crowded, you'll have room around you. You can walk on the rocks towards the lighthouse or on some paths under the trees. A couple years ago you used to be able to jump off the lighthouse but I think there may be a fence around it now. Overall this beach is a northeast Ohio staple that I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
  • I have lived in Ohio for 31 years. How have I not visited here before? Loved it! Reminded me of Virginia Beach. Lifeguards and Beach Patrol were kind and kept a watchful eye. Beach was very rocky but soft enough to relax on a towel. The swim area was good too. It was a nice getaway for a day.
  • This place is gorgeous! Make sure you bring a camera along with your beach towel because you'll find several opportunities to use it. Check out the lighthouse on the end of the beach if you're up for a walk, amazing little place. Take into consideration that it's always going to be a few degrees colder on the lake though!
  • Great park. Large open beach with plenty of parking and picnic benches. We love visiting during all seasons. One of the best places when the lake freezes over.
  • The BEST beach around Cleveland that I have been to. It is long and wide with a tree line, a bike, trek path. Animals are not allowed on the beach. It is a beach that I don't have to be concerned about getting a UTI, yeast infection or kidney infection from unlike Huntington Beach or Edgewater. I won't go in the water there. I also love that on the way there is Brennan's, awesome seafood and Pickle Bills-only good food all-you-can-eat crab legs and drinks on the water.
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