Sand Harbor is one of the most popular areas at Lake Tahoe, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located 20 miles from Lakeside on State Route 28.
There are two entrances to Sand Harbor – one is for boat launching which includes canoes, kayaks and jet skis. The other is for the beach area. The rocks that surround a portion of the shoreline are fun to kayak around and some are close enough to swim out to and climb on. Sand Harbor is known for its seasonal music and theater festivals, the most well known being the Shakespeare Festival. Both are held in July and August. The beach is magically transformed into a stage each evening. Bring a picnic dinner or you can buy one there! And on Monday and Friday evenings live music is featured ranging from jazz to blues to rock and even philharmonic. For more information on these events or to purchase tickets, visit their web site.