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.Make Headlands Beach State Park a centerpiece of your Mentor vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mentor trip planner.
Headlands Beach State Park reviews
The beauty of the beach and the people of Mentor so nice. I been there 3 times and I just love it. Me and my sister went from Green Ohio 5 years ago after my mom passed. And I went 2 years ago with a.... more »
We stumbled on they beach while looking for Fairport Harbor. Beach is free to get into and is huge. There were restrooms and a Snack Bar but it was closed. The beach was clean and not very crowded... more »
Wonderful park. Nice public access to Lake Erie. One of the few places in Northeast Ohio where Lake Erie has a sandy beach. Well maintained park with a very picturesque view.
I grew up by this beach and I love it. It is pretty well kept, but a lot of rocks towards the water and lighthouse so make sure you have some kind of footwear unless you have feet of steal. Nature paths pretty and I like to do photography and sand art here. The right end of the beach at the start of the sand dunes heading towards the lighthouse is a more lax section and I have seen topples sunbathing/ sans clothing/ partying, so best to stay to the left end if you have children! Usually a pretty relaxed environment though.
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