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“Great Place to Soak up the Sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nickel Plate Beach

Nickel Plate Beach
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Huron
Certificate of Excellence
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Huron, Ohio
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Place to Soak up the Sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Nickel Plate Beach is a public beach open to anyone visiting Huron. There is a $5 entrance fee per car. There is a small playground, beach volleyball, and lots of sand and sun. Bring your own snacks and drinks with you as well. This is a great place to spend the day as a family- but be aware of the weather and the current because there are no lifeguards on duty, and sadly, accidental drownings happen every summer on Lake Erie.

Visited July 2013
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Highland Heights, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Clean and Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

No dead fish! Well groomed! Beautiful sunset! Great playground! Great soft and clean sand! Just wish it was not near a power plant to the left :(

Visited July 2013
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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“For a lake, it's not bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Full disclosure, I'm originally from the South, so when I think of a "beach" I think of white Gulf sand and blue salty water. This is not that, obviously. However, the sand was clean-- I didn't notice a lot of debris and I didn't have any misgivings about my 2 year olds walking around barefoot. There is a fun play structure for younger kids and two volleyball nets set up. The picnicing area is small, but well kept. My biggest frustration is the lack of non port-a-potty bathrooms & changing areas. The cost is just $5 per car load.

Visited July 2013
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Mansfield, Ohio
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186 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Many fond memories....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I live in Mansfield, Ohio and grew up as a kid driving nearly an hour to this beach. I loved jumping up and down in the waves, playing chicken, and walking out to the end of the pier. Another enjoyable thing is that you can take floatables (rafts, toys, etc) into the water. If you are a water baby like me, you will also enjoy that there's no lifeguard in the water, so you don't have to get out ever 45 minutes. There's picnic tables, volleyball nets, and a play area for the kids. Even though it's listed as a public beach, it seems more private. Maybe that's because they charge $5 a car load for the whole day, but they don't always have somebody there to collect it. I reccomend trying it out! :)

Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great beach on Lake Erie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Nickel Plate Beach surprised us. The sand is very smooth and it is not over crouded. Parking is $5.00 and is not always collected depending on the weather.

Visited July 2012
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