Cleveland and Northeast Ohio's Lake Erie Beaches

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    Northeast Ohio Lake Erie Beaches

    Landmark Beach on the Lake Erie Shore, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead, Ohio, USA
    Douglas Sacha / Getty Images

    One of the most delightful parts of summer in Northeast Ohio is the number of sandy beaches that dot the Lake Erie shore, from Sandusky to Ashtabula. Facilities vary at each location. Find out more about these summer fun spots.

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    Geneva State Park Beach

    Geneva State Park, Geneva-on-the-Lake Ohio
    Courtesy of the Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism

    A 300-foot expanse of sand greets visitors to this family-friendly and scenic beach. Lifeguards are on duty. Other park facilities include a marina, a lodge, hiking and biking trails, picnic tables, and camping facilities.

    Geneva State Park
    4499 Padanaram Rd.
    Geneva, OH 44041
    440 466-8400

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    Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park

    The Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse
    Yuanshuai Si / Getty Images

    This family beach, east of Cleveland includes a 20-acre park, a lighthouse, and a marine museum as well as picnic facilities, food concessions, restrooms, and canoe rentals. 

    Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
    301 Huntington Rd.
    Fairport Harbor, OH
    440 354-4825

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    Edgewater Park Beach

    Cleveland Edgewater Park
    Erik Drost / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    This scenic lakefront park in the heart of Cleveland features a 900-foot wide stretch of sandy, swimming beach as well as two picnic pavilions, a kids' playground, and one of the best views of downtown Cleveland. It's also a great place to watch the 4th of July fireworks over Voinovich Park.

    Edgewater State Park
    6700 Memorial Shoreway
    Cleveland, OH
    216 881-8141

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    The Beach at Cedar Point

    marada / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

    The east side of the Cedar Point peninsula features one of the best beaches on Lake Erie. The well-manicured stretch of white sand features resort hotels, a beach volleyball court, a beachside TGI Fridays restaurant...all just steps away from the rides and thrills of Cedar Point.

    Cedar Point
    One Cedar Point Dr.
    Sandusky, OH
    419 627-2350

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    East Harbor State Park

    East Harbor State Park
    Counselman Collection / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

    Located at Marblehead, just east of Sandusky, this park features one of the nicest beaches on Lake Erie. The 1,500-foot stretch of white sand draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. Facilities include a marina, picnic tables, a concession stand, camping, and hiking trails.

    East Harbor State Park
    1169 N. Buck Rd.
    Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440
    (419) 734-4424

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    Mentor Headlands Park

    Headlands state park ohio
    Erik Drost / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor is home to the largest natural sand beach in Ohio. The lighthouse at the end of the beach adds an extra scenic touch to the site. Facilities include picnic tables, concessions, and lots of restrooms. 

    Headlands Beach State Park
    9601 Headlands Rd.
    Mentor, OH
    440 466-8400

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    Euclid Beach/Villa Angela Park

    (© Stu Spivack/cc license)

    Euclid Beach Park was once the area's most beloved amusement parks and the original gate still welcomes visitors to the park. The rides are gone now, but this eastside Lake Erie beach features a 650-foot stretch of white sand, a boardwalk, an observation pier, and a large picnic area. 

    Euclid Beach/ Villa Angela State Park
    16301 Lakeshore Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 881-8141

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    Madison Township Park

    Madison Township Park
    © Google Maps

    Madison Township Park, located at the north end of Hubbard Road (route 528), is a 12-acre park with a beautiful stretch of white sand, a boat launch, a large pavilion and volleyball and basketball courts. 

    Township Park
    6717 Lake Rd.
    Madison, OH 

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    Huntington Beach Park

    Huntington Beach
    Courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks

    Located in Bay Village, just west of Cleveland, this is one of the Cleveland Metropark's oldest reservations. The popular beach sits below a bluff with a great expanse of lawn, picnic facilities, and the fascinating Baycrafters store across Lake Rd. Fishing is available from the Lake Erie break wall. 

    Huntington Beach Park
    Lake Rd.
    Bay Village, OH
    216 351-6300

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    Walnut Beach Park

    Walnut Beach Park ohio
    Nico Paix / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Walnut Beach, located near the Harbor in Ashtabula, is a city-owned park with a wildlife preserve, a swimming beach, a playground, and volleyball courts. During the summer months, the park hosts a variety of festivals, free concerts, and other events. The park is the site of the city's "Wine and Walleye Festival." 

    Walnut Beach Park
    Walnut Blvd.
    Ashtabula, OH

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    Conneaut Township Park

    Conneaut Township Park
    Michael A. Orlando / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Located in Conneaut, near the Pennsylvania/Ohio state line, the 60-acre Conneaut Township Park features nearly a half-mile of white sand Lake Erie beach. The park features picnic facilities, scenic dunes, and the picturesque Conneaut Harbor Lighthouse. Other facilities include a playground, a gazebo, and food concessions.

    Conneaut Township Park
    480 Lake Road (SR531)
    Conneaut, OH

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    Kelleys Island State Park

    Kelleys Island Beach
    Virginia Hill / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

    The 677-acre Kelleys Island State Park, located in the heart of Ohio's Lake Erie islands, offers a 100-foot public white sand beach. The beach here is more friendly to sunbathers and swimmers than those on nearby South Bass Island, which tend to be rocky. Other facilities at the park include camping and yurt rentals, boat rentals, fishing, hiking trails and picnic facilities.

    Kelleys Island State Park
    920 Division Street
    Kelleys Island, OH 43438
    419 746-2546

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    Euclid Beach

    Euclid Beach
    Erik Drost / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Part of the Cleveland Lakefront Park System, the 18.9-acre Euclid Beach occupies the site of the former Euclid Beach Amusement Park, which closed in 1969. The white sand beach connects with the adjacent Villa Angela beach to form more than one-half mile of walkable sand. Facilities at Euclid Beach include picnic tables, a playground, hiking trails, food concessions and fishing.

    Euclid Beach
    Lake Shore Boulevard just east of E 156th St.
    Cleveland, OH