Kelleys Island State Park Beach is the beach area within the 676-acre land that forms the Kelleys Island State Park. The park is located on Lake Erie and covers most of the northern third of Kelleys Island on the lake. The park can be accessed by ferry from Sandusky (a city in Erie County and on the northern shores of Lake Erie) and Marblehead (a village in Ottawa County, Ohio).
Kelleys Island State Park Beach is the most popular swimming area on Kelleys Island for several reasons. First, the beach has soft sand that extends 100 feet into the lake. This gives swimmers and anyone that wants to enjoy the lake plenty of room to wade into the fresh water of the lake. Secondly, the lake is located just one and a half miles north of downtown at the intersection of Titus Road and Division Street meaning that the beach is quite easily accessible. Third, the beach is also close in proximity to the state park campground and across the street from the Glacial Grooves.
Additionally, public boat ramp, fishing pier, and the entrance to the North Shore Loop Trail are close to the beach as well. This means that you can quite easily go to the beach and relax after lots of activity around the island including sightseeing, camping, fishing, or after hiking around the island. The beach area also has easy access to other amenities including parking space, kayak rentals, restrooms, and changing rooms.
If you have a furry friend, you can bring them to the beach at no extra cost. That said, you need to follow the standard Ohio park rules. Some of the basic rules with regards to dogs include the following. First, you must ensure that your dog is on a leash not longer than six feet long and you must maintain control of your pet. If you choose to camp at the park or explore other areas of the island, you must remember not to let your dog wander into park buildings and other areas that are not designated as pet-friendly areas. You are only allowed a maximum of two pets/dogs per campsite.