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“Sand Harbor, one of the most beautiful places at the lake”
Review of Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor
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Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley
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Owner description: Rocky coves and boulders to jump off of are the primary features of this beach.
Incline Village, Nevada
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Sand Harbor, one of the most beautiful places at the lake”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Just a beautiful place to relax, enjoy the sun and lake, and just walk around. They also hold The Shakespeare Festival there during August at the open-air theater. It's a wonderful event where they have vendors selling food, and Shakespearean characters walking around. And if you're lucky, you'll see one of our awesome Tahoe sunsets.

Visited May 2013
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Elk Grove, California
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58 reviews
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“Healthy entertainment in the outdoors”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The Shakespheare Festival in the Sand Harbor State Park on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is held in July and August every year. It is both healthy and funny entertainment not to mention it has great food.

Visited August 2013
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Pasadena, Maryland
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Most incredible view- went hiking on the rocks to the sand harbor beach a mile away- excellent hike but the trail stops after about a quarter do a mile and the rest is pretty much climbing the rocks- not for beginners! Crystal clear and aqua water is a must see- natural beauty at its finest!!!

Visited April 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We were there during the off season for beaches but it was very clean and beautiful.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Very clean beach with beautiful views of the lake and snow covered mountains beyond. Nice benches to sit on.

Visited March 2014
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Rainier, Oregon
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813 reviews
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“Go in the off-season”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Sand Harbor is a beautiful park on Lake Tahoe's north shore and just about the only place you can get to the water, unless you live there, or want a long hike down rocky trails. As most of the other reviews have noted, it gets VERY crowded in the summer, and parking is the pits. Probably as a result of the crowds, they have fenced off much of the park, so only the sandy beach is easily accessible. The entrance fee has gone up from 7 to 12 dollars recently, which makes it spendy for short-time visitors. The views are great, but even in summer the water is barely above 65 degrees. Best time to go is mid-March to mid-May, or September-November.

Visited April 2013
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