It's the longest beach in Ohio. The cleanest. The prettiest. It has bigger waves, more natural sand, and typically, it's the least crowded. It's also -- at least for now -- completely free, maintained by your tax dollars and there for your enjoyment. There are so many good things to say about the mile-long Headlands Beach State Park that it almost sounds like propaganda, so we'll offer one caveat: It's also the coldest. But that may not be such a negative. How else to explain the fact that it's not routinely overrun with beachgoers?