Toledo, Ohio Area Beaches

Beach Chairs at Cedar Point Beach
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    Lake Erie Beaches in and around Toledo Ohio

    Idyllic View Of Sandy Beach Against Sky
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    One of the most delightful parts of summer in Northwest Ohio is the number of sandy beaches that dot the Lake Erie shore, from Monroe, MI to Sandusky. Facilities vary at each location. Find out more about these summer fun spots.


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    Maumee Bay State Park

    Located just east of Toledo, the 1850-acre Maumee Bay State Park features a Lake Erie beach and a beach on the park's inland lake. Other facilities include a marina, ten miles of hiking trails, cottages, a lodge overlooking Lake Erie, beach concessions and restrooms and an 18-hole golf course.

    Maumee Bay State Park

    1400 State Park Rd.

    Oregon, OH 43616

    419 836-7758

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    East Harbor State Park

    Landmark Beach on the Lake Erie Shore, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead, Ohio, USA
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    Located at Marblehead, just east of Sandusky, East Harbor State 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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    Kelleys Island State Park

    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    (courtesy of the ODNR)

    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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    Camp Perry Beach Park

    Located within the Camp Perry military reservation just outside of Port Clinton, the public beach here is part of the Camp Perry Lodging and Conference Center complex. The stretch of white sand is open from dusk to dawn. Facilities include restrooms and picnic tables.

    Camp Perry Lodging and Conference Center

    1000 N. Lawrence Dr.

    Port Clinton, OH

    888 889-7010

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    Catawba Island State Park

    This small (10-acre) park sits at the tip of the Catawba Peninsula, near Marblehead and the ferry terminal. The beach is open during daylight hours, but there is no lifeguard. Facilities include restrooms and picnic tables.

    Catawba Island State Park

    4049 E. Moores Dock Rd.

    Port Clinton, OH 43452

    419 797-4530

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    The Beach at Cedar Point

    Cedar Point Beach
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    Cedar Point isn't all about roller coasters. 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 the amusement park.

    Cedar Point

    One Cedar Point Dr.

    Sandusky, OH

    419 627-2350

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    The Public Beach at Luna Pier

    Luna Pier Beach
    (Luna Pier Park System)

    Located about 10 miles north of the Ohio-Michigan state line, along the western Lake Erie shore, Luna Pier features 4.5 miles of continuous shoreline with a public beach, hiking trails, a bathhouse, a marina, bike paths and picnic facilities.​​

    Luna Pier Beach and Pier

    Luna Pier Rd.

    Luna Pier, MI 48157

    734 848-6495

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    Sterling State Park in Monroe, Michigan

    Located about eight miles across the Ohio-Michigan line one mile from I-75, the 1,300-acre Sterling State Park features more than a mile of sandy beach as well as seven miles of hiking trails, a boat launch, three fishing piers, and lakefront campsites.​

    Sterling State Park

    2800 State Park Rd

    Monroe, MI 48162

    734 289-2715

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    Lakefront Park in Huron

    Located in Huron about one hour's drive east of Cleveland, three-acre Lakefront Park offers 615-feet of Lake Erie shoreline and beach as well as picnic tables, a playground, and restroom facilities.

    Lakefront Park

    Ohio and Park Streets

    Huron, OH

    419 433-8487