Headlands Beach State Park

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Headlands Beach State Park

Headlands Beach State Park is a public beach in Mentor and Painesville Township, Ohio, USA. It is the longest natural beach in Ohio.[1] The Cleveland The Plain Dealer ranked Headlands as Ohio's Best Beach.[2]

The mile-long beach attracts two million visitors a year[3] from the US and Canada. The breakwall at the eastern end of the park, frequented by fishermen, has Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light. Amenities include hiking trails, a playground, and Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve.


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Location of Headlands Beach State Park

Headlands Beach State Park is at the northern terminus of State Route 44 and the Buckeye Trail. The park is between the Mentor Marsh and the Grand River. It is next to Fairport Harbor Coast Guard station and the local Morton Salt mine.


  1. Where to Weekend Around Ohio: 20 Great Getaways in and Around Ohio. Fodor's Travel Publications. 1 March 2004. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-4000-1304-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Boundless See and Do Opportunities in Area, Lake County Glimmers in Sandy Shores". The Plain Dealer. 1995-08-27. Retrieved 2009-07-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mentor Headlands Beach still closed after flood, WKYC, 2006-11-08.

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