Best Beach

Huntington Beach

Whoever once theorized that bigger isn't always better probably spent some time sifting through sand, soaking up sun, and savoring the serenity of Bay Village's Huntington Beach. Sure, it can get a little crowded on weekends and holidays, but the narrow strip of sandy shore sprawling at the base of the pronounced cliff affords summer lovers their choice of sun, shade, and a skyline view of downtown Cleveland that its big-beach brothers (Edgewater, Mentor Headlands) cannot equal. The convenient refreshment stand, ample cookout facilities, and easy beach access make Huntington a North Coast hot spot -- even during the not-so-dog-like days of summer.