Sand Harbor is a picturesque cove located in Lake Tahoe. With gently sloping beaches, crystal clear water and tons of interesting rock formations coming out of the water, this cove is a wonderful place for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and scuba diving!
There is so much to do at Sand Harbor, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon as a family. Camp out on the soft sand beach while you play in gentle waves. Or take a kayak or paddle board out into the deeper waters and get a unique view of the unique shoreline. (Beach patrol is on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Sand Point Nature Trail: This nature trail is a 1/3 mile, handicap accessible trail with interpretive signs sharing the unique history of the Sand Harbor Area. The trail itself is a beautiful walkway that circles around the Sand Harbor Point giving you access to some gorgeous and unique views of the harbor.
Sand Harbor Bar & Grill: Right next to the parking lot of Sand Harbor is the Sand Harbor Bar & Grill. This restaurant features traditional American style burgers and fries, with the addition of soft serve ice cream, malts and root beer floats – perfect for a hot day at the cove. You can eat outside on the deck and soak in the views, or stay inside on a colder day.
Boat Ramp & Beach: You can launch your boat at the Boat Ramp on the Northern side of the Harbor. There’s also a boating cove for boaters to stay and hand out in the harbor away from the swimmers. (There is a separate entrance for boats into the parking lot and you are required to go through that entrance if you are towing one).
Group Pavilion: Sand Harbor has a group pavilion that you can rent for parties that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The Pavilion is equipped with electricity, water, tables & a large barbecue. Use of this area does require a reservation. You can make a reservation either in person at the visitor center or by phone: (775) 831-0494.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: This event typically occurs during the months of July and August. The plays happen along the beach with the gorgeous Lake Tahoe as the backdrop.
East Shore Trail: Dubbed “America’s most beautiful bikeway” the East Shore Trail opened in 2018. It provides non-motorized access to public beaches, coves and trails along the shoreline. It goes all the way from Incline Village down to Sand Harbor.
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