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Sand Harbor State Park

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Sand Harbor beach in the summer

Sand Harbor is truly one of the most spectacular places on the planet! And it is definitely one of the most beautiful places to see in Tahoe. The state park encompasses 55 acres of long sandy beaches, rocky coves, shady forested areas, panoramic lake views, and some of the clearest water you'll ever see.

Sand Harbor offer visitors unparalleled opportunities to enjoy Lake Tahoe and since it's a Nevada State Park, everything is clean and well run. The water is crystal clear and the beach has soft white sand. This spot is great for families and picnic groups. Sand Harbor Rentals offers kayaks and paddle board rentals by the hour, located at the boat ramp. There are multiple beaches to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, jumping from the rocks, and checking out the incredible views.

Sand Harbor has several bathroom facilities, as well as a restaurant serving food and sweet treats. Come enjoy Shakespeare on the lake during the summer and either pack a picnic or buy food at the venues on site. Try to be there for a full moon rising over the Lake, it's breathtaking and memorable!

Tahoe Getaways Tip:  

Arrive early to enjoy your beach day before the parking lot sells out! In the busy summer season, the parking lot can fill up by 8 or 9am! Or try coming on a week day in the shoulder seasons, where you're more likely to have the beaches to yourself.

The clear waters of Sand Harbor State Park

Sand Harbor State Park on a beautiful June day

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