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Headlands Beach State Park

9601 Headlands Rd, Mentor, OH 44060-1001
+1 440-466-8400
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Love this beach!

Very nice place. Huge stretch of beach. There are life guard stations most of the beach. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teri P
Perry, Ohio
The best secret of Mentor!

Yes, the best secret of Mentor! Wild part of Headlands with (unfinished) boardwalk thru the dunes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mentor, Ohio
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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9601 Headlands Rd, Mentor, OH 44060-1001
+1 440-466-8400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place. Huge stretch of beach. There are life guard stations most of the beach. The farther down toward the end, there are not any stations and it is usually less crowded. They have concession stands scattered along the beach but the ones at...More

1  Thank Teri P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the best secret of Mentor! Wild part of Headlands with (unfinished) boardwalk thru the dunes access is perfect for after work relax, Scrabble or just sunset watching. Better than beach at Marta's Vineyard also better sunsets than in Naples Florida!

Thank remidss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know what the park is like on a weekend at the height of summer, but when it's not crowded it's lovely. Lots of beach before you reach Lake Erie (though the water quality was rated "caution" when we were there) and then great...More

Thank salbert910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sons to this beach on a very warm September Sunday. We spent about 3 hours enjoying the sun and beach. It was very clean, there was very little litter for a public beach. More seagull feathers than litter actually. The beach was...More

Thank danjmt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free park is on the lake and has plenty of shady tables and seats to have your picnic lunch. There is also plenty of concrete pathways to walk of your lunch and get to the swimming areas. Restrooms are plentiful and are well maintained...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming to Headlands beach for years and it's always a great place to visit. There are plenty of paved paths for joggers and people who like to walk. Lots of woods and shade around incredibly large parking lot. Trails that lead to fishing...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A summer evening at the beach, grilling, and picnicking is time well spent at Headlands Beach. There's normally plenty of parking (except on obvious holidays) and access to grills also has not usually been a problem. The beach is quite nice, and we normally meet...More

Thank MCompeau
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The lake was beautiful and packed with families enjoying the water and beach. Its was fun to walk on the beach and look at the stunning Fairport Harbor lighthouse.

Thank 12jimj2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We love to visit this beach for sunsets. There is plenty of space for parking and benches and picnic tables if you want to relax for a while. The bathroom facilities are clean and close to the beach. There is also a hotdog/ice cream shop...More

Thank Gracecole
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This park is child and pet friendly. Lots of sand and places to sit and view the lake. There are picnic tables as well.

Thank Cheryl H
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James G
4 April 2017|
Response from Tim K | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing because it is a State facility and the season has not officially opened, it will probably not happen until possibly near the end of this month or maybe early to mid May, buy definitely before Memorial Day... More
6 October 2016|
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Response from PLConklin | Reviewed this property |
You cannot access the beach but there is an asphalt paved path that runs along the beach which is a nice walk & you can see beach & water
9 September 2016|
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Response from Ashley & Carl S | Reviewed this property |
There is a path you can walk your dog. However you can't take them onto the beach it self, not on the parks property.