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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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Great Beach to Visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mendon, New York
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Mendon, New York
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Mentor, Ohio
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best beaches and it's free (as of 2-1-17)! I love coming to this beach any time of the year! It has a paved walking path that is perfect for exercising or I see people riding their bikes or walking the dog (remember your poop bags people!). Get out and enjoy this free local attraction.

Thank leesabizzybee
Madison, Ohio
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little beach for relaxing, the undertow can be a little daunting but still a nice beach for a summer day

Thank ssweet2016
Mentor, Ohio
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather swimming in Lake Erie (on a good day) or walking the beach- you'll have a great time at HBSP! There is plenty of space even on a hot summer day! There are pavilions and tables all over for picnics or a party! Walk along the beach & find a lucky piece of beach glass! Or stroll up to the... More 

Thank JaniceL73
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never knew you could review a beach, let alone one that many locals I am sure take for granted. Being a Cleveland resident, (Please feel sorry for me!!), I worked in Mentor, and went to "the Headlands" a few times either on a day off from work, or just to see what is was all about. I know I... More 

Thank Tim K
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116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a big, beautiful lake front beach! Well-maintained & great for kids to run around. Really nice park nearby for picnics!

Thank cnft
Lexington, ky
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went to this beach in the morning after a cold front went thru, little rain but winds changed direction and increased. Being cool, I guess, kept number of visitors down. Waves were wonderful. Long beach, nice scenery. Would be good for swimming on a warmer day.

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