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Sand Harbor

Highway 28, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Incline Village, NV 89452
775-831-0494
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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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Sacramento, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great place to try a bit of kayaking or paddle boarding. Beautiful beach and views. My only exclaimer would be to watch the time of day you do it. We were there in early September and the water got very choppy around 2:30 when the "blue line" approached shore. Get some local knowledge on conditions before plunking down your dollars... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great beach, amazing blue/clear water, giant boulders to kayak around, clean, with facilities. Kayak rentals aplenty.

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Incline Village, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sand Harbor is undoubtedly, the best beach on Lake Tahoe. The sand is like the Caribbean. The hike around the peninsula and views are breathtaking.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a gorgeous beach in Lake Tahoe (personally my favorite there) and a must see! There are boulders you can climb on and shallow shores you can stand on. You can stay here all day and still not want to leave. My boyfriend and I arrived there at 10 and expected it to be full but there were only... More

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Santa Clara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Sand Harbor is exquisite. Parking is expensive $12. Save your money and take the East Shore Express (Blue Go shuttle) for $3 round trip.

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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was the most beautiful beach on Lake Tahoe that we went to. The view from the lake was gorgeous. The sand was soft and clean and the lake was crystal clear. There were also facilities to use. The downside is the cost, $12. But I think it is worth it if you are planning on spending most of the... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I found this the most beautiful public beach at north tahoe. The main issue is that it's crowded most of the summer and it's hard to find parking. One idea is to go after 5pm or so when some people have left. There are still a few good hours left for summer to enjoy the rest of daylight with less... More

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