Visit These Hidden-Gem Beaches of Northeast Ohio This Summer
Pack a picnic basket and your towels – and don’t forget the sunscreen. You don’t have to live on the West or East Coast to enjoy a day at the beach.
Ohio has a surprising amount of great sandy beaches for you and the family to enjoy. We’ve got the NORTH coast and it’s pretty amazing when you know where to go. Check out this list of Ohio’s best beaches.
Cedar Point Beach
The beach at “America’s Roller Coast” in Sandusky is a bit of a hidden gem. People far and wide have heard of the amusement park, but many don’t know about the beach.
It’s a beautiful, well-maintained area that’s just right for a day trip. There’s a lot to do, including jet ski rentals and sand volleyball courts.
Address: One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
East of Cleveland, in Fairport Harbor, you’ll find this 20-acre park that features a lovely family beach. You can also picnic, canoe, and check out the lighthouse and maritime museum.
Address: 301 Huntington Road, Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Edgewater Park Beach
You wouldn’t expect to find a 900-foot stretch of sandy beach right in the heart of Cleveland, but it’s there and it’s worth a trip. With a couple of picnic pavilions and play areas for the kids, you’ll get one of the best views of the city. It’s also the perfect spot to take in the 4th of July fireworks.
Address: 6700 Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, Ohio
Headlands Beach State Park
The largest natural sand beach in the state is located in Mentor. You’ll find the usual picnic facilities, a lighthouse at the end of the beach, a concession stand, and plenty of restrooms.
Address: 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, Ohio
Huntington Beach Park
This popular beach is located in Bay Village, just west of Cleveland and is part of the Metroparks. It’s a beautiful location with both plenty of grass and sandy beach. There’s a spot for fishing, too.
Address: Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio
Hit the road for an Ohio beach
No matter which beach you decide to visit first, make sure you get there safely.
Come into Conrad’s and let us make sure you aren’t in for any surprises on your road trip.