301 Huntington Beach Dr.
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Lon: 81° 16' 37.659" W Lat: 41° 45' 24.888" N
Amenities Accessible restrooms, changing rooms and shower facilities; picnic area and pavilion with grills, drinking fountain, playground, volleyball courts, and a Surf Chair (all-terrain wheelchair for use by visitors with physical disabilities (during the regular summer beach season).
Beach is currently in offseason. No lifeguards on duty; swim at your own risk. Parking is free during the offseason.
Food concession stand will open for the 2013 season, weather permitting, Memorial Day weekend, and and then daily June 1 through Labor Day.
Directions Take Rt. 2 to the Fairport Harbor/Richmond Street exit and go north to the light at the Richmond Street/Rt. 283 intersection. Proceed north (straight) for about 1/4 mile to High Street. Turn right on High Street and proceed to Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park entrance.
This 21-acre lakefront park features a beach with a gradual slope and sandy bottom. Recreational opportunities on the waterfront include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, boating, camps, and special beach programs/festivals.
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park serves as sanctuaries to both wildlife and people. Please help keep our parks clean to protect and preserve our natural resources and wildlife.
Please put your litter in containers provided.
Please do not bring glass containers
to the beach.
Fires must be contained within
No alcohol is permitted.
Please keep amplified music at a reasonable level.
Supervise your children, both in the water and on land.
Swim only in the designated swim area.
For your safety, flotation devices are not permitted in the swim area.
Lifejackets are available at the concession stand free of charge.
Park opens at sunrise and closes one half-hour after sunset.
Dogs must be on a leash and are allowed only on the paved parking lot and in the designated dog swim area. Clean up pet waste immediately and properly.
The historic Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum next to the park is available for tours. Call 440-354-4825 to arrange a lighthouse visit.
Dog Swim Area
The dog swim area is located at the east end of the beach between the two signs clearly marked “Dog Swim Area.” This is the only place dogs are allowed on the sand. Dogs not in the swim area must remain on the sidewalks, parking lots or grassy areas. You must leash your dog when it is out of the water and you must carry the leash with you at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste.
2013 Beach Operating Schedule
Beach opens Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Beach schedule: June 1 through Labor Day 2013
Ages 16 and over 15 and under must be accompanied
by an adult
Call 440-639-9972 for availability.
Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals
Developed in the Hawaiian Islands, this sport combines the thrill of being on the open water with a core workout no
other paddle sport can provide. Surfers who were tired of laying flat on the board designed larger more stable boards that allow riders to stand up and use a long paddle. Like other surf sports, finding your balance is the challenge,
but once you get it the sport becomes intensely addictive.
Lake Metroparks has four boards for rent. You can take a class to get a few pointers before you go out on your own.
This is the fastest growing water sport around, so don’t be left on the beach -- get out and try it!
Rentals are available from 10:30 am to 8 pm every day for $10 per hour.
Call 440-639-9972 for more information and availability.
Kenny Crumpton from FOX 8 News in the Morning at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Lake County Health District Water Monitoring
The Lake County General Health District monitors water quality at the beach located at
Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Samples are collected daily (including weekends and holidays) and results are reported 24 hours later. Beach water is sampled for E. coli bacteia. When the bacterial count exceeds the single sample standard of 235 E.coli/100 ml sample, advisory signs are posted at the beaches. In the absence of a warning sign, use common sense to evaluate the lake conditions prior to swimming. It is recommended to avoid entering the water for 24 to 48 hours after a heavy rain of one-half inch or more in a 24-hour period, or if the lake appears to be very rough and dirty.