Lake Erie: Great Lake or the Greatest Lake? Beach, please. We know our answer.
The 2,400-foot Edgewater Beach and surrounding Lakefront Reservation were recently acquired by CLE's acclaimed park system, The Cleveland Metroparks. Much to the glee of locals, the park received a transformative facelift thanks to its new operators. As a result, this beach and the surrounding park are downright spectacular.
Make no mistake, we Clevelanders love lakeside living and take advantage of it any chance we get. Having a beach like Edgewater, along with all the amazing things that go with it, sure helps.
What You’ll See
- Located just west of Downtown, the park boasts 6,000 feet of shoreline and two beaches, plus a playground, pavilions and one of the best views of Cleveland's skyline. It's an ideal place to sunbathe, create a towering sandcastle, start a game of beach volleyball or catch a wave (yes, you can actually surf Lake Erie).
- The 12,000-square foot, two-story Edgewater Beach House provides updated amenities for visitors, including new bathrooms, changing areas and The Centennial Plaza, a multi-functional space for special events and live music all on the first level, along with a made-to-order concession stand offering a variety of tasty options. With a full-service bar, dual-sided outdoor fireplace and lounge seating, the second level of the Edgewater Park Beach House will quickly become your go-to summer hangout spot.
What Else is There to Do?
- In Cleveland, we take the sacred art of happy hour very seriously. When summer rolls around, we celebrate with the best happy hour beach party on the North Coast. Refreshing adult beverages, live music and tasty eats are all in store when Edgewater LIVE takes over on the shore of Lake Erie, Thursdays throughout summer. There’s something about seeing a mix of tank tops, half-undone neckties, bathing suits and barefoot businesspeople all having a great time together that gives you a real sense of what this city is about.
- The Edgewater Fishing Pier is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and try your hand at some good old-fashioned angling, or even just enjoy the view. Grab some bait from the nearby Pier Grille & Bait Shop, and while you’re at it, grab some of that delicious Honey Hut ice cream to perfect your Edgewater outing.
Where to Stay
The minute you set foot in The Land, there’s so much to do it might be hard to figure out where to start. Whether you’re making a pilgrimage to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, enjoying a culinary revelation from one of our world-class dining establishments, catching a Browns Game at FirstEnergy stadium or some sun at Edgewater Beach, it’s all accessible from Downtown Cleveland.
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