Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor

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#2 of 7 in Parks in Lake County
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Headlands Beach State Park Reviews
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  • 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 »
  • Went here from a recomendation and glad we did walked all the way from one end to the other. Great beaches clean nice people alot of parking many bathrooms would recomend.  more »
  • We have a group picnic out there every year, we never have any trouble finding a space, Kind of hard to believe it's in northeast Ohio. Nice hot sand and beautiful sites to see.  more »
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  • This place is gorgeous! Make sure you being a camera along with your beach towel because you'll find several opportunities to use it. Check out the lighthouse off 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!
  • Very nice beach, we went mid afternoon on an overcast kinda dreary day & it was warm but nice because not a lot of people maybe 10 including the 5 of us. It's beautiful, I love nature & the sound of the waves, looking for sea glass, playing in the sand with the kids & putting our feet in the water. The bathrooms were typical beach/park restrooms. Lots of places to park. Very Rocky by water maybe wear water shoes or crocks with the strap. Take an extra bag for trash.
  • Very clean and beautiful beach. I wish the beach had more amenities for beach goers. There are pleanty of restrooms that are very well kept.
  • Summer hang out. You def dont think your at a lake, its like an ocean. Boat race in late summer and as always topless is appropriate. That's by law!
  • As far as Ohio beaches go, it's the best one I've been to. It's very open, and clean with ample parking and plenty of picnic benches/ grills. There's also several play grounds. However, here's why it lost a star on my review: Dogs are allowed but not on the beach, only in the park. Have an awesome boogie board? Don't bother bringing it. Don't bother bringing any kind of flotation device that you associate with the beach because moments within trying to play with it, the anal-retentive lifeguards will drive up on their dune buggies and tell you to immediately put it away. There's nothing about this rule on the website either. Also, while the beach is harked as a sand beach, it's actually more fine sedimentary rock. The farther from the shore your are the finer the sediment gets, but the actual coast of the beach is nothing but large to small pebbles and they hurt like H*LL to walk on. BRING WATER SHOES. It doesn't get better unless you're floating. If you're a stone collector, then this is a dream site.

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