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Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe – Nevada

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Sand Harbor is classic picturesque Lake Tahoe! It is very beautiful, with soft sand, large boulders, and that amazing blue-green water. Sand Harbor is on the northeast corner of Lake Tahoe, on the Nevada side.

Sand Harbor Beach

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor is one of my favorite beaches! It is so picturesque! On the left side of the beach there is sand. My kids loved playing, swimming, and even snorkeling in clear waters.

Sand Harbor Beach

Sand Harbor Boulders

To the right side of Sand Harbor there is a little boardwalk that leads around to the boulders. You can climb along the boulders to get to more of the beach.

The girls loved climbing on the boulders.

You can also play in the water, looking for lizards and crawfish.

Sand Harbor Diver’s Cove

To the far right end of Sand Harbor, farther right then the boulder below, is Diver’s Cove. There is a beginner scuba dive site that is 30 feet deep and beyond that there is a drop off that goes down hundreds of feet!

Sand Harbor Rocks

Sand Harbor is opposite from Emerald Bay State Park in the southwest corner, but it’s only a little over an hour away and worth the time to explore. Here is the link on the hike down to Vikingholm on the beach and this is of the sunrise above.

Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year Round, but most popular during the summer
Permits needed – $10 per car
Pets allowed – Only during the off-season (Oct 15-April 15)


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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