Beaches closest to Ohio are inside the state lines, situated along the shores of Lake Erie and throughout central and southern Ohio counties. Popular Ohio beach destinations include Catawba Island State Park, Headlands Beach, Huntington Beach, Kelleys Island and Maumee Bay.
Some beaches located near Ohio in bordering states include Presque Isle, located in Pennsylvania, approximately 102 miles northeast of Cleveland. Indiana's Chain O' Lakes State Park, which is about 40 miles from Ohio's northwestern border, features nine lakes and several public beaches. Southeast Michigan's Luna Pier, which includes a public beach and marina, is just 14 miles north of Toledo.