The Underrated Beach With The Whitest, Most Pristine Sand In Idaho

For a laid-back, “tropical” destination, Idaho is not typically synonymous with beach getaways. But there are more than a few beaches dotting the state that will change your mind.

The Gem State’s Panhandle is already known for its idyllic lakes and picturesque natural beauty; truth be told, there’s no single bay in North Idaho that isn’t a scenic, magical place to kick back and unwind. Fortunately, Idaho’s sand beaches are underrated hot spots since you have to know where to find and access them – go too far north and you’ll find yourself spreading that beach towel on top of rocks!

There’s a beach on Priest Lake, however, that will make you feel like you’re in your own island paradise, but without the extra paddle. Trees, crisp, sandy beachfront, endless water views, and of course, some of the best camping our state has to offer:

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Getting Here: 5538 W Lakeshore Rd. Priest River, ID, 83856. Season opens May 11, 2017 and runs through October.

Have you ever camped on one of Priest Lake’s scenic beaches? Tell us about it!