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South Bass Island

1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
+1 419-285-2112
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Fun day trip

I usually go here once a year and always have fun. There are a lot of bars here so it earned its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toledo, Ohio
via mobile
Amazing lake views!! Love this place!!

We were surprised to find this little gem. I had been to Put in bay a couple times before, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melisa B
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Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (26 reviews)
“state park” (20 reviews)
1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
+1 419-285-2112
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I usually go here once a year and always have fun. There are a lot of bars here so it earned its reputation as a drinking town. The world's longest bar is here. There is also a variety of restaurants. To get around you can...More

Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to find this little gem. I had been to Put in bay a couple times before, but never knew this was here. Beautiful lake area with kayaking, boating, and even a nice park, where you can relax, and pack a lunch and...More

Thank Melisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you read the reviews this is the place to be:/ Haven't been here for thirty years, wanted to see the old girl once again:) Its been turned into a bar partying beach town for college kids and older senior wanna be kids:) The ferry...More

1  Thank Jayjay099
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Island has a ton of history, activities, like biking, golf cart rentals, a short fun par 3 golf course, down near the beautiful island heavily treed campground as well as a few winery's. and a ton of other activities. Or you can stay in...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Jet Express boat over to the island for the day. Having no knowledge of what was really over there, we were pleasantly surprised to be able to visit the "longest bar in the world", Mojito Bar, Put-in-Bay Winery, Put-in-Bay Brewery, Perry's Victory...More

1  Thank Donna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting South Bass Island (better known as Put-In-Bay) since I was a child. My husband and I visited this island several times a summer when we owned a boat. Now, we travel by ferry at least once a year. You may have...More

1  Thank Lorrie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is pretty, campsites are narrow as are the roads but it is nicely wooded and has beautiful views. We enjoyed our first few nights - then came Friday. Very noisy, loud groups, lots of drinking, the sites on either side of us both...More

Thank hls715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We head up to SBI at least two times a year. The trick to having a nice relaxing time is to head up on Sunday. The island is much quieter between Sunday-Thursday. The weekends can be pretty loud and crazy. Lots of restaurants to choose...More

Thank tishj51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive away and easily accessible by two different ferry lines, South Bass Island offers the perfect locale for a fun-in-the-sun day trip or overnight getaway. The downtown commercial district's many restaurants and bars are fun and are a short walk or golf cart...More

1  Thank RRMolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode Miller's Ferry over, then rented a golf cart. Had a wonderful time scooting around looking at homes and visiting shops. A little research revealed there are only 70 households on the island with a permanent (not seasonal) population of 138.

Thank Debbie G
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22 July 2017|
Response from Jayjay099 | Reviewed this property |
Ckeveland Hopkins if out of state. Would of course still have to rent a car, over an hour away.
12 August 2016|
Response from P K | Reviewed this property |
Miller Passenger & Vehicle Ferries carry passengers and their cars. You can bring your car with food/drinks etc and get down at the island. There are plenty of golf carts available there for taking on rent. After settling... More