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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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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 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Surrey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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61 reviews 61 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
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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