Top 6 Public Beaches in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Looking forward to catchin’ some rays, taking a refreshing dip or enjoying a good book? Put on your swimsuit, grab a towel and slap on some sunscreen! The Lake Erie Shores and Islands is home to several beaches that are perfect for you and your family to visit.
Kelleys Island State park Beach

Lakefront Park and Beach
End of Park and Center Sts.
Beach, picnic tables, gazebo, playground, restrooms and fishing.

Nickel Plate Beach
Nickel Plate Dr. (off US 6)
Beach, picnic tables, playground, two sand volleyball courts and fishing pier. There is a nominal parking fee.

Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island State Park Beach
N. Division St.
Beach, hiking trails, fishing, toilets, camping and launch ramp.

East Harbor State Park Beach
1169 N. Buck Rd. (off SR 269)
Over two miles of sandy beaches, picnic shelters, toilets, state park campground, concession stand, bath house and trails.

Port Clinton
Port Clinton City Beach
Perry St. (SR 163)
This sandy beach has a large shallow area and is across the street from Lakeview Park.

Main Street Beach
Main St. (off SR 6)
Beach and lighthouse.

Although the beach can be a great experience, there are times and conditions where safety is a concern. Please read “Beach Safety Tips” before enjoying the beaches of Lake Erie.


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