Here are some alternative beach options other than Edgewater, just in case Bali or Honolulu are out of reach:
- Huntington Reservation - This Cleveland Metropark is located in Bay Village with picnic areas that overlook mesmerizing lake views.
- Villa Angela - This beach was named after a Catholic school and is located where the famous Euclid Beach Amusement Park once sat. Beach-goers can go for a swim from a sandy beach or take a walk along a fishing pier.
- Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park - Part of the Lake Metroparks system, Fairport Harbor boasts an iconic lighthouse, a boardwalk, and kayak or paddleboard rentals. There is even a designated swim area for dogs.
- Lake Erie Bluffs - Located in Perry Township, the coastline is bordered by 40-foot high cliffs and sandy beaches full of shrubs and rare plants. Visitors can also climb the 50-foot observation tower complete with 360-degree views.
- Geneva State Park - Geneva's beach is an Ohio State Park and is surrounded by wineries and fishing or boating locations.
- East Harbor State Park - East Harbor in Marblehead has become a popular weekend get-away location. It is close to Cedar Point and is near Ohio's largest campground. The beaches are calm and kid friendly.
- Maumee State Park - Maumee is approximately two hours west of Cleveland, but the drive is worth it. The state park, which is often considered one of the best beaches on Lake Erie, is a mixture of sandy beaches, scenic meadows, and marshlands. Visitors can camp out, rent a cottage, or sleep in a yurt at Maumee.
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