The North Coast Beaches are the beaches in the state of Ohio, United States, along the south shore of Lake Erie. Lake Erie was named after the Erie Native American tribe who lived along its southern shore prior to exploration by Europeans. The coastal counties of Ohio and their respective beaches include:

Cities edit

Map of North Coast Beaches

Other destinations edit

  • 1 Ashtabula is a small town lakefront town near the state border of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Catawba is a boating and fishing haven on Lake Erie.
  • 2 Cedar Point , enormous amusement park on the Cedar Point peninsula.
  • 3 Conneaut is a lakefront town in the northeastern corner of Ohio.
  • Fairport Harbor is a quaint town with a kid-friendly beach at the mouth and along the eastern bank of the Grand River.
  • 4 Geneva-on-the-Lake includes Geneva State Park and strip of old-fashioned tourist attractions.
  • 5 Mentor is home to the largest natural beach on Lake Erie, Mentor Headlands State Park, approximately 20 miles east of Cleveland.
  • Painesville is a Connecticut Western Reserve town and county seat of Lake County
  • 6 Port Clinton is a quaint fishing town between Cleveland and Toledo.
  • 7 Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, catch a ferry from Port Clinton or Catawba.
  • 8 Vermilion has a quaint downtown (Harbour Town), a nice public beach and boasts a large number of marinas, beachfront accommodations and fishing charters.

Ashtabula County edit

  • Conneaut Township Park
  • Geneva State Park
  • Lakeshore Park
  • Walnut Beach

Cuyahoga County edit

  • Arcadia Beach
  • Bay Park Beach
  • Beachland Park Association
  • Bonniewood Club
  • Bradstreet Landing
  • Cahoon Park
  • Clarkwood Beach
  • Coronado Beach Association
  • Edge Cove Beach Club
  • Edgecliff Beach
  • Edgewater State Park in Cleveland, Ohio, just west of downtown, exhibits dramatic vistas of Cleveland's breathtaking skyline.
  • Euclid Park
  • Euclid State Park
  • Groveland Club
  • Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio, an upscale suburb west of Cleveland.
  • Lake Edge Beach Association
  • Luikart Drive Association
  • Moss Point Beach
  • Noble Beach Association
  • Oudenard Club
  • Overlook Park
  • Rocky River Park Beach in Rocky River, Ohio, an upscale suburb west of Cleveland.
  • Royal Acres Beach
  • Shore Haven Club
  • Shore Rest Club
  • Sims Park
  • Utopia Beach
  • Villa Beach Club
  • Wildwood State Park

Erie County edit

  • Andersen Beach
  • Beulah Beach
  • Bluebird Beach
  • Cedar Point Beach home of the Amazement Park, Cedar Point, the world capital of roller coasters.
  • Cedar Point Chaussee
  • Chaska Beach
  • Hartley Beach
  • Heidelberg Beach
  • Huron City Beach
  • Kelleys Island State Park on one of the Lake Erie Islands - ferry boat connection required.
  • Linwood Beach
  • Mitiwanga Beach
  • Nickel Plate Beach
  • Oberlin Beach
  • Old Homestead Beach
  • Old Woman's Creek
  • Orchard Beach
  • Ruggles Beach
  • Rye Beach Park Beach
  • Sheldon's Folly Beach
  • Sherod Park
  • Vermilion Beach
  • Vermilion Lagoons
  • Volunteer Bay
  • Wilson Avenue Beach

Lake County edit

  • Fairport Harbor adjacent to the Fairport Harbor lighthouse and the mouth of the Grand River, has a nice playground area next to the sand.
  • Mentor Headlands State Park the largest beach on America's North Coast, managed by the Ohio Park System.

Lorain County edit

  • Century Beach
  • Lakeview Beach
  • Lakewood Beach Park
  • Village Park (Veterans Memorial Park)

Lucas County edit

  • Crane Creek State Park
  • Lakeview Shores
  • Maumee Bay State Park beautiful state park, just east of Toledo, with a lakefront lodge, cabins and golf course on the grounds - adjacent to lakefront preservation areas.
  • Olander Park
  • Quarry Beach

Ottawa County edit

  • Bay Point
  • Catawba Island is not actually an island, attached to the mainland, but serves as an access point for ferry boats to the Lake Erie Islands
  • Crane Creek
  • East Harbor State Park
  • Kelleys Island State Park on one of the Lake Erie Islands - ferry boat connection required.
  • Lakeside
  • Lakeview
  • South Bass Island State Park located in the tourist town of Put-in-Bay on one of the Lake Erie Islands - ferry boat connection required.

Sandusky County edit

Understand edit

Get in edit

  • Interstate 90 runs along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
  • Interstate 80 (the Ohio Turnpike) also runs east-west through northern Ohio and merges with I-90 through a portion of its course.
  • State Route 2 tracks a beautiful journey through Ohio wine country, farms, small Western Reserve towns, beautiful lakefront communities and the cities that dot the North Coast.

Get around edit

See edit

Itineraries edit

Sleep edit

  • Maumee Bay State Park, beautiful lodge and cabins along the southern shore of Lake Erie, just east of Toledo in Oregon.
  • Geneva State Park, newly constructed sprawling Lodge and Conference Center in Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Do edit

  • Swimming, Sailing, Boating and Fishing

Eat edit

  • Lake Erie Walleye and Perch

Drink edit

Stay safe edit

Go next edit

  • Go to Cleveland - there's a lot to do there.
  • Lake Erie Islands, take a ferry to South Bass and other islands.
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