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Sand Harbor

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Address: Highway 28, Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Incline Village, NV 89452
Phone Number: 775-831-0494

Rocky coves and boulders to jump off of are the primary features of this...

Rocky coves and boulders to jump off of are the primary features of this beach.

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Best Beach at Tahoe

There is nothing better than swimming in the pools among the boulders between the main beach and the boating beach. The water feels warmer here than at other beaches at the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
San Anselmo, California
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San Anselmo, California
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing better than swimming in the pools among the boulders between the main beach and the boating beach. The water feels warmer here than at other beaches at the lake. It is stunningly beautiful which also makes it crazy popular, try to grab a spot early or come in early fall or spring or a week day in... More 

Thank NVRam123
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Difficult place to review because this is genuinely one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to, but it is disappointing that, given the $12 vehicle entry fee, even in late September when the weather is still superb, there are virtually no 'facilities', just a hand written message saying 'back in May'. So the peculiar lack of proper... More 

Thank MandM29
Grass Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always been a gem on the lake. A beautiful and popular and crowded public beach. Visited during the off season (mid Sept.) to show off the Tahoe beauty to friends who had never been. 8 BATHROOMS and not was open....NO FLUSH TOILETS or wash sinks. Only DISGUSTING portable pots way, way overfilled and no hand sanitizer! So gross. $12 entry... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As much as I love Sand Harbor, this past summer was a disaster. During the month of July there were days when traffic was backed up for miles. By 8:30 AM on many days, traffic on the east shore of Lake Tahoe was total gridlock. Plus, the park has limited parking which fills quickly, especially on holiday weekends. Lake Tahoe... More 

Thank marklephotos
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent an afternoon here swimming and laying on the beach. The water is an amazing blue, and is crystal clear. There are some really awesome little coves with huge rocks that are great to explore and have fun around. There is also a place that rents kayaks & paddle boards that I recommend trying out. This... More 

Thank Greg M
Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early to get parking. Parking fills and they close the lot. Lot reopens around 3 p.m. once people have left. Fee for parking. There is a shuttle to Sand Harbor to avoid parking hassle. Nice beach and picnic area; clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place to rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. The water is crystal clear and the water was very calm and warm enough when we went. I couldn't get over how beautiful it was to look down and see the clear water.

Thank David K
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sand Harbor as part of a photo tour (Tahoe Photographic Tours) and this place took our breath away. Water as blue as any Caribbean island couples with mountains and towering pine trees makes this one of the most photographed places in the USA.

Thank john l
Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous beach with beautiful walking path overlooking the water. Magical picturesque view of mountains. Not overcrowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the lake as a backdrop to the show is fantastic!! Bring your own wine and picnic or buy food there. Bring jackets and blankets as it gets very cold when the sub sets.

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