Sims Park ~ Euclid, Ohio

As I eluded to in the previous post, our one other main goal while in Ohio was a chance to visit Lake Erie for the first time. Finding a “beach like” area actually proved trickier than we thought, but we finally settled on Sims Park in Euclid as it seemed to have a nice area to park and had decent access to a beach area so that we could officially stick our feet into the third Great Lake we have visited together.

Sims Park is just off of a the interstate and a busier street runs to the south of the park. It is not very clearly labeled, so we nearly missed the turn into the park entrance. This park had a lot to offer, including a historic mansion, playground, and disc golf course. It was pretty hot that day, so we took a pass on the round of disc golf and headed straight down to the beach.

This beach area had plenty of room for groups/families to spread out while still maintaining a small beach atmosphere. There were about 5 other groups there when we visited, which seeing as how it was a hot day, helped this beach still feel like a hidden gem. Much of the beach was rockier as seen in the photo above.

We spent a bit of time wading in the waters of Lake Erie, and then walked further east to explore the pier area that appears to be a recent addition to the park. I few people were using that space to get some fishing done, but I’m not sure they were having much luck.

If you are looking for a nice place to spend an afternoon enjoying the lake, I highly recommend giving this park a try!

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