If you’re looking to continue your epic summer experience, look no further than the coast of Lake Erie. Erie is the shallowest of the great lakes, therefore, staying the warmest later in the year. Famous for its fishing adventures and variety of wildlife- head to the Great Lake’s coast for an amazing beach vacation.
Long Point Beach, Ontario
Lake Erie is an international lake, covering both the U.S. and Canada. Long Beach sits on the Northern side of the lake at the coast of Ontario. The area is popular for visitors due to the many beautiful homes sitting at the edge of the lake. Boating and fishing are popular, as Lake Erie has some of the best fishing in North America.
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Swim, kayak and picnic at this beautiful Lake Erie beach. The Park is open year-round from daylight to a half hour after sunset. The beach has concessions stands and kayak rentals. It also boasts an amazing lighthouse that is located at the mouth of the Grand River, the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes Lighthouse Marine Museum in Ohio and in the United States, built in 1871.
Geneva State Beach Park, Geneva, Ohio
Located on Ohio’s northeastern shoreline, Geneva State Park reflects the beauty of Lake Erie. The shimmering lake lures vacationers who enjoy fishing and boating. Swimmers enjoy the beautiful sand beach while nature enthusiasts explore to the park’s freshwater marshes and estuaries associated with the lake.
Port Bruce, Ontario, Canada
A former fishing village, Port Bruce a waterfront park in Ontario where visitors can swim and fish. The Port Bruce pier is known for some of the best Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye fishing along Ontario’s southern coast. There is occasional live entertainment at the pier side pavilion, check the schedule at the Port Bruce Website.
Port Bruce is located near Rush Creek Wines, which offers many varieties of award winning fruit wines and a Bruschetta Bar. Twenty minutes north of Port Bruce isAylmer, a quaint town where specialty bakeries and boutiques line main street.
Edgewater Park Beach, Cleveland
This metropolitan park is in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. Edgewater Beach, located in lower Edgewater Park, has a city experience with a relaxing beach vibe. Visitors can rent a cabana along the shoreline or spend the day playing in the sand volleyball pits and swimming.
Honey Hut ice cream is down on the beach, and there are kayak rentals in the area as well. Experience amazing views of downtown Cleveland from the shore and as well as amazing sunsets.
Mentor Headlands Park, Township, Ohio
Headlands Beach State Park is a mile-long natural sand beach, the largest in the state. The area is a popular summer destination for swimmers, and is also home to many of Lake Erie’s unusual plant species typically found only along the Atlantic Coast.
A federal breakwall is located at the east end of the park offering fishing opportunities. Also visit the Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve, a vestige of Lake Erie sand dunes.
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