Toledo, Ohio Area Beaches

Beach Chairs at Cedar Point Beach
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    Lake Erie Beaches Nearby

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


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    Maumee Bay State Park

    Scenic View Of Lake At Maumee Bay State Park Against Sky During Sunset
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    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.

    1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, OH 43616

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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.

    1169 N. Buck Rd., Lakeside-Marblehead, OH 43440

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    Kelleys Island State Park

    Island Village and Harbor, on Lake Erie, Kelley’s Island, Ohio, USA
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    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.

    920 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438

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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.

    1000 N. Lawrence Dr., Port Clinton, OH

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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.

    4049 E. Moores Dock Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452

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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.

    One Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH

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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 Rd., Luna Pier, MI 48157

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    Sterling State Park in Monroe, Michigan

    Sterling State Park, MI
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    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.​

    2800 State Park Rd, Monroe, MI 48162

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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.

    Ohio and Park Streets, Huron, OH