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Large beach

Large beach that is kept very clean. There are lifeguards on duty at intervals along the beach... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio
A great beach close to home!

I was pretty shocked to find such a large sandy beach on Lake Erie, and this wound up being a great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pa
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9601 Headlands Rd, Mentor, OH 44060-1001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Large beach that is kept very clean. There are lifeguards on duty at intervals along the beach. The walking track seems safe and runs along the beach. There is a concession stand in the middle and bathrooms along the beach that are kept clean with...More

Thank Ellen043018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was pretty shocked to find such a large sandy beach on Lake Erie, and this wound up being a great 1st beach trip for my 9 month old daughter (without having to drive 6+ hours to a “real” beach.) lots of parking and pretty...More

Thank BeachLover1986
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the quiet beach today. Just strolling along the beach. Lots of interesting stones. We'll be back to enjoy this again.

Thank Bev C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the paved path between the massive parking lots and the beach. The beach is over 1 mile long with the 50-75 yards of sand between the parking and the lake. The sand has some rocks. Normally their is a band of rocks near...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there on the Sunday before Labor Day, around 9 AM for a nice walk before my continued drive. The beach was nearly empty. Long, wide beach with plenty of room for lots of people! Lovely lighthouse off in the distance. Many campers walking...More

Thank svf1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach was beautiful, not crowded. I went about 30 minutes before sunset hoping for a nice walk & a pretty sunset. While the sunset did not disappoint, it was a very rough walk. Lots of pebbles, sticks and other items that were not friendly...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Mrs. up for a relaxing day at the beach. A great place to walk, sun, and stick your toe in the water. Short (or longer if you like) hikes are possible on the Buckeye Trail as well.

Thank TractorDoc76
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I have visited Headlands Beach last year and this was my first time for 2018. For an Ohioan that longs to hear crashing waves on the shore this park was a good stand in for the ocean front. The day was delightful; sand, smooth rocks...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We went to Headlands Beach State Park when we were on vacation in Mentor, Ohio. It is a very nice long beach, but the sand is really dirty. I am from Michigan (the west side of the state) and am used to that pretty "sugar"...More

1  Thank Bargain H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

After 40 years, my family made an early morning visit to the Headlands. Beautiful, clean beach...even better than I remember

Thank Rick M
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13 July 2018|
Response from Amanda B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you can, but they have fire pits at Fairport Harbor
1 July 2018|
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Response from DealScout | Reviewed this property |
It’s a no-fee State Park
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4 April 2017|
Response from Tim K | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing because it is a State facility and the season has not officially opened, it will probably not happen until possibly near the end of this month or maybe early to mid May, buy definitely before Memorial Day... More