Cedar Point Ohio

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Cedar Point, OH

Lat: 41° 27.700   Long: 082° 41.181

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Resort
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: NOS 14844 14845
  • Customs: Videophone
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers
Area Code419
Emergency911
Police(419) 627-2197
Hospital(419) 557-7400
Pharmacy(419) 625-2284

DISTANCES


Port Distance (nm) Port Distance (nm)
Detroit River Light 50 NW Erieau, ON 69 N
Put-In-Bay, OH 17 NW Pelee Island, ON 35 NW
Cleveland, OH 46 E Port Stanley, ON 120 N
Erie, PA 130 E Port Colborne, ON 205 NE

DESCRIPTION


Established in 1870, Cedar Point Ohio is home to the oldest amusement park in the United States. Names one of the best such parks in the world, it occupies the point that forms the northern side to Sandusky Bay. It is also the most visited amusement park in the US with several million visitors each year. The park operates a large, well-run marina on its property, adjacent to the attractions. On a personal note, Cedar Point Ohio was the destination of my first long-distance cruise when I purchsed my sailboat.

APPROACHES


The approaches to Cedar Point Ohio are clear from all directions. Enter Sandusky Bay by way of the charted Moseley Channel. The Channel begins about .65 nm NW of the end of the Sandusky Breakwater. The Channel entrance is marked with a Fl RED light ("R2") and a Fl GREEN light and Bell ("G1"). The end of the Sandusky Breakwater is marked with a Fl WHITE light visible 6.4 nm offshore. This light is paired with a Fl RED light and Horn ("R4"). Moseley Channel lies on a range of 237o T.

Stay within the channel markers and follow the Channel around the Point until you reach the RED/GREEN bifurcation buoy marked "E" on charts. This will be the next buoy past the "R14" channel marker. As you proceed from "R14" to the bifurcation buoy, you will see on your starboard the Bay Channel range on a line of 063.25o T. As you cross the range, alter course to 081o T and proceed to the F GREEN light marking the entrance to the marina. This will keep you in at least 7 ft/2.1 m as shown on your chart.

At the marina entrance, alter course to 358oT to enter the marina.

NOTE: This is also a ferry route so keep a sharp lookout.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Cedar Point Marina   (419) 627-2334   VHF 68

Cedar Point Marina is a full-service marina with about 100 slips for transient sailors. This is a very popular destination so a call ahead to reserve a slip would likely be a good idea. You can also just tie up to the day to visit the park. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water, power, television and internet hookups are available dockside. The marina has a full marine service department. They are able to carry out full engine, mechanical, electrical and hull repairs and maintenance. They have a travel lift. Restrooms, showers and laundry are available Other amenities include an outdoor pool and spa and access to a beach on Lake Erie that is 1.6 mi/2.6 km long. By far though, the main attraction is the Park. As a transient sailor, you are considered a guest at the resort and able to purchase discounted entry and ride tickets at the marina office. These will be cheaper than any of the other so-called 'discount' tickets you will see in various local businesses or on-line.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


Cedar Point Marina (see above)

Some provisions can be purchased at the marina's Ship's Store. For more extensive provisioning, there is a supermarket 3 mi/5 km across the causeway at Shine's Grocery Store.

Key Bank is the nearest bank with counter service and ATM access. It is about 5 mi/8 km across the causeway. There are also ATMs on the grounds of the Park.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Firelands Regional Medical Center (419) 557-7400 is a full-service hospital located about 4 mi/ 6.5 km south in Sandusky.

CVS Pharmacy (419) 625-2284 is the closest pharmacy, about 3.5 mi/6 km across the causeway in Sandusky.

PLACES TO EAT


There are two restaurants at Cedar Point Marina. Famous Dave's specializes in ribs and BBQ meals. It is open for lunch and dinner.

Bay Harbor Restaurant is noted for its seafood dinners. It is only open for dinner service.

Cedar Point Park will have an endless array of fast food offerings as well.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Obviously, the point of coming to Cedar Point Ohio is to visit the amusement park. If you are a fan of roller caosters, this is the place to be. It is one of the largest roller coaster parks in the world. They are big, long and fast. It also has one of the world's largest selection of rides as well.

Located across the causeway in Sandusky, Cedar Point Park also has an indoor and outdoor waterpark. There is also a beach on the Lake Erie side of the point. For much more information on Cedar Point Ohio there is the Cedar Point Ohio website that will give you lots of information on whats there to see and enjoy.

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