Sand Harbor State Park
Here the sand is very fine, floated in by the predominant westerly winds and swell. So relax on the beach and take in the magnificent view laid out before you. A big wide sky, beautiful mountains, majestic fir trees, and the deep blue, crystal-clear waters of the lake. The beach is part of Nevada’s Lake Tahoe State Park, and can be very popular on hot summer weekends. There’s a full range of facilities. Showers, restrooms, a boating area, and a picnic area. The on-site food facility, the Harbor House Bistro, serves reasonably-priced good quality food. There’s also a visitor center, which opened in 2007.
To investigate a little more of the shoreline, take the Sand Harbor to Memorial Point trail which heads off by the boating area. The path (about a mile to the Point), opens onto a whole series of beautiful views onto the lake.
Sand Harbor is home to an annual Shakespeare Festival – well-loved Shakespeare plays are performed by a professional cast in the outdoors. If you do go to a show, remember to take a cushion (the seats can be a little hard).
To get to Sand Harbor, head south down State Route 28, for about 3 miles past Incline. A big sign is sited at the park’s main entrance.