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Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor

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Headlands Beach State Park is a public beach in Mentor and Painesville Township, Ohio, United States. It is the longest natural beach in Ohio and attracts two million visitors annually. The breakwall at the eastern end of the park, frequented by fishermen, is surmounted by the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light. The park features a 35-acre beach for sunbathing, swimming, and beach glass hunting along with picnicking facilities and seasonal concessionaire.
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  • This is a great Ohio beach even in the cold of winter! We enjoy this beach every time we drive here. 
    This is a great Ohio beach even in the cold of winter! We enjoy this beach every time we drive here.  more »
  • First and foremost, this is not an ocean beach. The sand is coarse and the shoreline is loose pebbles. They do a great job of keeping it clean, Free parking is always a plus. Restroom facilities... 
    First and foremost, this is not an ocean beach. The sand is coarse and the shoreline is loose pebbles. They do a great job of keeping it clean, Free parking is always a plus. Restroom facilities...  more »
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  • This is a large decent beach area. I only say decent because it's very rocky, particularly at the waterline. There is ample parking here, and a lot of restrooms. There are picnic areas, and a paved walking path as well. A nice park for a short getaway, I wouldn't drive much more than an hour to get here though.
  • Nice, clean beach. This is one of the few places I will swim in Lake Erie(depending on the day's conditions of course). Hiking trail near the beach and a cool lighthouse. Another favorite spot.

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