The perfect Lake Erie getaway awaits you at South Beach Resort.

South Beach Resort is ideally located near all of the best Lake Erie attractions. Put-in-Bay, Kelly's Island, and Cedar Point, just to name a few. 

FISHING CHARTERS:  
If fishing is your style of vacation, there are many options to keep your heart racing while you relax at South Beach Resort.  Located in close proximity, you have the options of many different fishing and boating charters to suit your own style and liking. 

Shore NUF Charter:   Shore NUF Charter has adventures available in the morning and afternoon.  It is always advisable to book early, and Shore NUF offers the opportunity of stocking up your charter with necessities like soda, bait and lunch boxes.  This charter offers you Walk-On Head Boats where individual fishermen are charged by the head; a very economical way to head out for fishing and have a great time. This package costs around $35-$40 depending on the dates, with reservations being held until 30 minutes before departure.  

If a private charter is what you want, then you won’t be disappointed. Shore NUF Charter has several options to fit any budget; The Shore NUF, a 38-footer, goes for around $550, holding a maximum of 20; or the Watana II, the 60-footer, holding around 45 people for around $1000, in addition to many other boats and chartering options.

Great Lakes Fishing Charters:  Another good option would be the Great Lakes Fishing Charters which offers a wide range of deals from charters to cruises with Captains who are U.S Coast Guard Licensed and state of the art vessels.

All charters are catered to the top most class and demands, making every 5 to 10 hour charter ride a memorable one.  You also have the choice of selecting your captain.  Cost of the boat depends on the size and the service provided.

PERRY'S CAVE:  Perry’s Cave is a great family fun center, filled with excitement, adventure and learning.  Located at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island in Lake Erie’s western Basin, Perry’s Cave is about 3 miles from Port Clinton, Ohio and accessible by boat or ferry. 

There are many things to explore at Perry’s Cave, from the deepest darkest cavern secrets to the thrilling heights of its rock climbing walls.  The natural limestone of Perry’s Cave is registered today as one of Ohio’s Natural Landmarks.  Discovered in 1813 by Commodore Oliver Perry, a hero in the Battle of Lake Erie, the Cave lies 52 feet below the surface of the island with heavy calcium deposits called “pearls” encrusting the main path.  The elegance of the stalactites and stalagmites in the 200 feet long by 160 feet wide cave is something that can only be fathomed by seeing it yourself.  There is also an underground lake located in the Cave, whose waters rise and fall with the water changes in Lake Erie.  The lake is rumored to have healing powers, and it is believed that Perry’s men drank from this fresh water when they became ill.  There are regular tours at frequent intervals starting from the shopping area, lasting an average of 20 minutes.  Guides are very courteous and knowledgeable, making the tours much fun and educational. 

The amusement and fun doesn’t stop here; back at the grounds you are surrounded by the sheer wonder of nature with hundreds of butterflies in the enclosed Butterfly House.  The 4000 square feet Butterfly House opened in 2004, housing over 500 different butterflies from all corners of the globe.  Take a relaxing stroll in the aviary with soothing music as butterflies’ flit around.  Breathing in the lovely scents and tranquil environment makes it an unbelievable romantic get away from all the hassles of life.  There are secret walkways through the garden, especially designed for kids to get up-close knowledge about butterflies and their natural environment.  A 15 minute education presentation can be added for no extra charge.

Continue your journey as you pan for real gemstones or fossils at Perry Cave’s own Gemstone Mining Sluice.  Panning not your style, you can simply purchase a rough mix or an uncut Geode at the shop.  Cut into your geode right there to reveal your very own rough exterior gemstone. 

Then for a bit of excitement you could challenge the FortaMAZE, the only giant maze in the Put-in Bay. It’s loads of fun either racing each other or working as a team.  Additionally, you can challenge yourself at the 18-hole miniature golf course.  The War of the 18 Holes miniature golf brings history to a whole new dimension.  Charter your way through historical facts about the War of 1812 and the role of commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the battle of Lake Erie!  After all the exhilaration, walk over to the antique car museum, where you get the chance to view the Islands oldest automobiles from the rare motel T’s to vintage gasoline memorabilia.  This unique collection by Charles “Skip” Duggan is a wonderful attraction for all ages and it’s totally free. 

Throughout your stay, you can enjoy all the great refreshments available at DanDee’s Snank Shack while choosing from tons of souvenirs and takeaways available at ‘The Shop’ at the top. 

MONSOON LAGOON WATERPARK:
Are you someone who would love to get into a time machine and travel back to a pre-historic period?  Or is it the life and work of a paleontologist that intrigues you, and you crave some hands-on experience?  Then take some time and walk the land where the Dinosaurs ruled.

 Maybe you would love to experience the feeling when gravity stops working and no longer affects you, or a pendulum refuses to move backward or forward and only moves south?

 A storm is brewing over the shores of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, and no one, no one single person can avoid getting wet.  Are you ready for splashtastic fun? It's Monsoon Lagoon Water Park, with over three-hundred thousand square feet of pure, wet excitement.

Take a ride on six great waterslides, including the three stories tall Typhoon Rush Slide Tower or...splash around on the Adventure Island Tree House with 105 water play stations on 17 different levels.  Little ones can splash and play in the Little Squirts Play Pool and Mom and Dad can relax in the adult pool while swimming up to the TIKI bar.  Take a ride on the Pirates Cove bumper boats, then dry off and race around on the Montego Bay Raceway or play a round on the challenging 18-hole Castaway Island Miniature golf course.  Simply put, Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark is a totally awesome recreation and wonderful family getaway.

Tickets include both parks and the recreational area facilities, so don’t miss out on this fun retreat as you stay at South Beach Resort.

GOLF: 
A Golfer’s Dream - Close your eyes and picture the perfect mix of natural beauty and exquisite landscaping…man and nature working together to create every golfer’s dream.  Now imagine a variety of challenges to choose from, all within easy reach of each other, and add in incredibly picturesque views of two Great Lakes; Erie and Huron.  The result is an unparalleled golfing experience. 

So, it follows naturally that the area is home to some great courses, with something to quench the thirst of your inner golfer for the ultimate challenge. 

The Islander Golf & Country Club:   The starting point for anyone exploring the Lake Erie Islands is Catawba Island, so begin your tour there. Catawba Island is home to The Islander Golf & Country Club.  This 18-hole course is surrounded by beautiful lakes, making it a moderately difficult challenge even for a seasoned golfer, yet welcoming enough to embrace all skills levels.  Its resort-style setting, with the Islander Grille and distinctive Tiki Bar, is sure to win over even the members of the family who don’t think golf is quite their ‘thing’. 

Saunders Golf Course:   For a smaller, more intimate experience, visit the Saunders Golf Course on Put-in-Bay (also known as South Bass Island).  This 9-hole walking course provides a par three and four challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities.  

War of 18 Holes:   While on Put-in-Bay, take a trip to War of 18 Holes and battle it out with family and friends, testing your putting skills on this refreshing 18-hole miniature golf course. 

Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa:   Is it the time to bring out the big guns?  Originally seen as just flat farmland, Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa has undergone a facelift that’s transformed it into one of the finest links courses in the State. With water providing an additional test on 13 of the courses 18 holes, spectacular mounding, huge bunkers, and desert-like waste areas with mounds of grasses and bluegrass rough, Sawmill Creek is the ideal place for a definitive test of skill.  In addition to the challenge of the links, House of Sawmill Creek Resort and Spa features luxury suites with Jacuzzis, a banquet hall, a pool and cabana, its very own Scottish pub, a fitness room, and conference facilities, making it an excellent location for a corporate outing.

The Keys Course:   Another great golfing-ground is The Keys Course, situated just 4 miles from Cedar Point Amusement Park, and Mills Creek Golf Course, Sandusky, Ohio. 

Green Hills, Woussickett, and River Cliff Golf Courses:   If you are looking for a cozier, more family-oriented experience; check out Green Hills, Woussickett, and River Cliff Golf Courses.   Adapted and altered from farmland to fairways over the years, these courses are still owned and operated by the Crockett family, descendants of Robert S. Crockett Sr. who began the process in 1957.  All the courses offer award-winning club house facilities, packed with everything you could ever want or need.  As they say at Green Hills, “Great golf, great food, and good friends.  Isn't that what life is about?”

Thunderbird Hills Golf Club:  Located in picturesque Huron, Ohio is a sensational 36-hole public golf course – Thunderbird Hills Golf Club.  Conveniently located just 10 minutes east of exciting Cedar Point Amusement Park, Thunderbird Hills combines beautiful views with traditional golf challenges.  For those who want to escape the fast-paced world outside, this is a great place to seek sanctuary. 

Whether you are looking for the ultimate test of skill, a place to spend some quality time with your family while enjoying the game you love, or a retreat to escape to from your busy work schedule, you are sure to find it all by the shores of Lake Erie.

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