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Sand Harbor

Highway 28, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Incline Village, NV 89452
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Kayaking
Description: Rocky coves and boulders to jump off of are the primary features of this beach.
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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This beach was beautiful. Coarse sand is light in color covering a clean, well kept beach. Bathrooms are full service (they flush and there's water to wash with.) We were here in the afternoon and stayed until sunset, with the beach to ourselves. Closer to sunset the waves began so you could listen like you were on calm ocean water.... More

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Holland, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you visiting the Lake Tahoe area Sand Harbor is a must. The rock formations and the beach are just a great place to visit or spend the day. The water is so beautiful. Looking up the mountain from this place is almost unreal. We stopped for about an hour because we wanted to go the whole way around the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've drove around the entire lake. Sand Harbor and Inspiration Point vista (emerald bay) must be 2 of the best points to view the lake. The views are simply magical. Even though i arrived at Sand Harbour late (~6pm) on a cloudy day, the views are still fantastic. There's a vista and a beach located at different part of the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although it was off-season and the visitors center was closed, we had a nice walk around & through the park. Can only imagine how wonderful the evenings at the amphitheater are in the summer.

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Los Angeles
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I loved this beach…I have visited 3 beaches in Tahoe: Zephyr Cove, Kings Beach and Sands Beach. Well Sands Beach takes the prize hands down. It is so clean and beautiful.If you want more of a beach feel go to the other side and there is a longer beach. But I loved the little cove, I felt comfortable letting my... More

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Milan, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

By far the best beach. We spent all day here. The big rocks and the clear water make for some amazing pictures. I would come back here for sure!!!!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This has to be the best beach on the lake, I left my wife here for a couple of hours while I biked The Flume Trail, paid $12 to park then spent the rest of the day with a picnic and wandering the three beaches, stunning views with crystal clear waters, definitely worth a stop.

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Sacramento, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was an awesome stop on our trip! I would highly recommend making a pit stop here just to enjoy the area. It was bone-chilling cold but worth the dip. Crystal clear water which reminded me of Cancun - but colder!. We opted to pay the $12 entrance fee as it is worth it. Watch out for the crawdads! ;)

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United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just went here with my boyfriend last weekend and it was great. We recently moved to Reno and we have been to Lake Tahoe about 4-5 times now. We are trying out different beaches, trying to find the best one. I must say I did like this one. If you're from the Reno/Sparks area, this beach is definitely closer to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Beautiful location on the NE of Lake Tahoe near Incline Village. Choice of three different sandy beach areas. One with kayaks/SUP's for rent, one smaller beach with shallower water (great for smaller kids), one longer beach with trees for shade and a very gentle/shallow walk out in to the Lake. Cost $12 per car to park (no walk-ins allowed) -... More

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