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Visiting Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

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Sand Harbor is the largest Alpine lake with interesting stone formations and crystal-clear water. This place located along State Route 28, need three miles south of Incline Village. The areas offers 55 acres that offers sandy beaches, Lake Tahoe's crystal-clear water, stone formation, and gently sloping beaches that allow you to swimming, kayaking, boating, scuba diving here or just enjoy the stunning views at this stretch of sandy beaches. In the summer season you also see Shakespeare Festival in Lake Tahoe. During the summer month you can find gift shop, snack bar and grill, and group area for up to 100 visitors. There are many picnic sites in here, for visitors who want to enjoy the sun and barbecues can be in the shade of cedars and Jeffrey pines. The paved walkways and san nature trail also accessible for wheel chair. Unfortunately, there is no campground at sand Harbor.

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Swimming and Scuba Diving

Swimming and Scuba Diving

You will regret if you miss the opportunity to swimming or scuba diving because this is things to do on summer season in Sand Harbor. The crystal-clear water, beautiful rock formation, and gently sloping beaches will relax your mind. It is the beautiful place to go swimming in Lake Tahoe in the shade of massive mountains and lush forest. You need to know that it is safe for smaller children. If you have plan for scuba diving don't forget to bring your gear if you have it.

Sand Harbor Kayak Tour

Sand Harbor Kayak Tour

Explore the east shore with kayaking with your friend or your family. You will enjoy the view of Sand Harbor with the amazing rock formation while sailing and see the crystal-clear water from the top view. To sailing kayak in Sand Harbor, you can rent it during the summer season there except in Memorial Day. If you need a guide to sailing kayak there also provided kayak tour lessons. While sailing the guide also will explain about the geology, ecology, and natural human history of the lake.

Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival is amazing performance of traditional Shakespearean works, but here you will get more than your expectation. You will see show from the most talented professional acting companies in the West. Not only enjoying plays, there are more events such as performing art and live music. This festival runs each year in July and August during summer season in Sand Harbor. Things to do if you have plan to see the show is be sure to check out the information because these tickets show sell out fast.

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Make your plan to visit Sand Harbor come true by make reservation early via online website. You can get the ticket to see Shakespeare Festival and rent kayak via websites. Make sure that you are make a reservation earl because lot of visitor will come in summer season.

How To Get Around?

To get around in Sand Harbor you can sailing kayak or paddleboards that you can rent via website or in the Sand Harbor rentals. There is also hiking trail to get around and it is accessible for wheel chair.

What Should I Wear?

For you that want to visit Sand Harbor in summer season there are some suggestion that you should wear. You can use shorts, t-shirt, swimsuit, skirt, sandals, slip-on water shoes and flip-flops. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses, sunhat and use a plenty sunscreen.

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe Facts

Best Time to Visit

The summer season is the best time to visit Sand Harbor. This season is the most comfortable temperatures and it is perfect season for your lake activities, because most of the activities to see the beautiful Sand Harbor is in summer season.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You will need a guide if you want to do kayak tour while getting more knowledge, because the guide not only give you lesson about sailing kayak they also will give you information about geology, ecology, and natural human history of the lake. But if it is not important, you don't need a guide to accompany you on the trip. There are lot of website that provided Sand Harbor maps and you can download it.

How To Get There?

To get there you can drive a car from the neighborhood city of Lake Tahoe, but if you are planning to the Sand Harbor in summer it is potential of full park areas there. This the other way to get there if the parking lots are full, you can use Tahoe Transportation District that will pick up you from the Incline Village into the park.

Additional Info

No campaign is allowed at Highway 28 beaches. Pet are only allowed off - season from mid - October to mid - April. State and federal laws protect this area and its resources.

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