Headlands Beach State Park

Admission to Headlands Beach State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) On State Route 44, just west of Fairport Harbor, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-881-8141
  • Web: click here

Headlands Beach State Park’s trademark is its mile-long natural sand beach, the largest in the state. In addition to its popularity during the summer season with picnickers and swimmers, the area is home to many plant species typically found only along the Atlantic Coast. As the largest natural sand beach in Ohio, Headlands offers recreation for swimmers and sunbathers. Change booths, concession areas, and restrooms are provided. Hiking trails are available in the adjacent state nature preserve. A children’s playground is available in the picnic area. The sand beach is ideal for beach volleyball games. A federal break wall is located at the east end of the park offering fishing opportunities for smallmouth, largemouth and rock bass, yellow perch, bluegill, walleye, coho salmon, and carp. In addition, crappie, steelhead trout, sucker, catfish, and bullhead are common catches.

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