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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.

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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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SAND HARBOR | Little Wild Ones Collective | 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! #sandharbor #laketahoe #laketahoewithkids #kidfriendly #familyfriendly

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Q Handicap & Stroller Access

Walkways to the beaches, restaurant, group pavilion and sand point nature trail are all paved and both handicap and stroller accessible. The beaches are not wide, so it’s easy to push a stroller down to where your going to set up camp, and then push it a short distance through the sand to the shore.

Q Bathroom Access

There are multiple bathrooms that are easily accessible throughout the Sand Harbor area.

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