Headlands Beach State Park Article

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Headlands Beach State Park
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Map showing the location of Headlands Beach State Park
Map showing the location of Headlands Beach State Park
Location in Ohio
Location Lake, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°45′30″N 81°17′14″W / 41.75833°N 81.28722°W / 41.75833; -81.28722
HEADLANDS BEACH STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

41°45′30″N 81°17′14″W / 41.75833°N 81.28722°W / 41.75833; -81.28722
[1]
Area120 acres (49 ha) [2]
Elevation584 ft (178 m) [1]
Established1953 [3]
Governing body Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Website 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. [2] [4] The Cleveland The Plain Dealer ranked Headlands as Ohio's best beach. [5]

The mile-long beach attracts two million visitors a year [6] 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. [7]

As with other state parks in Ohio, per Ohio Revised Code, both men and women are allowed to wear thong swimwear while women are allowed to be topless. [8]

Geography

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.

References

  1. ^ a b "Headlands Beach State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Headlands Beach State Park". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Headlands Beach State Park: History". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Boundless See and Do Opportunities in Area, Lake County Glimmers in Sandy Shores". The Plain Dealer. 1995-08-27. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
  6. ^ Mentor Headlands Beach still closed after flood, WKYC, 2006-11-08.
  7. ^ "Headlands Beach State Park: Activities". Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/article/20080628/news/306289798

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