Nevada isn’t really known for its beaches. However, the Silver State does have some of the most gorgeous beaches you’ll ever set foot on—especially during the summer months. With summer right around the corner, here are nine gorgeous beaches in Nevada you should definitely check out:
1. Sand Harbor Beach
Without a doubt, Sand Harbor Beach is Lake Tahoe's most beautiful beach. The sand is soft and the water is several shades of blue. For families with small children, you'll be happy to know this beach is safe for kids. Be sure to get to Sand Harbor Beach early before it gets crowded. After all, it's the most popular beach in the area.
2. Boulder Beach
Boulder Beach, which is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is located about five miles north of Hoover Dam. What draws many visitors to this beach area is the campground. Boulder Beach's campground consists of 154 sites with hook-ups for recreational vehicles.
3. Cottonwood Cove Beach
Cottonwood Cove Beach is located on the Lake Mohave section of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This beautiful beach area offers great fishing opportunities. Depending on the time of year, fishermen have been known to reel in several different types of fish, including bass, catfish, blue gill, crappie and trout.
4. Chimney Beach
Chimney Beach is a gorgeous beach that's located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. It's named after the chimney that sits on the beach. It's also dog friendly. If you decide to visit Chimney Beach, chances are you won't have to fight others for space. This gorgeous beach usually isn't crowded because of the 15 minute hike it takes to get there.
5. Baldwin Beach
Baldwin Beach, which is located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, stretches for nearly half a mile, offering panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A couple of popular recreational activities at Baldwin Beach include picnicking and swimming.
6. Zephyr Cove Beach
Zephyr Cove Beach features more than a mile of beautiful sand, in addition to a fun, party atmosphere - which some families may not like. To avoid this, it's recommended that families stay away from the bar area. For those wishing to make a weekend out of their trip to this beach, Zephyr Cove offers a modern campground.
7. Nevada Beach
Nevada Beach is less than a mile long and is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe - approximately three miles north of Stateline. It's a quiet beach area that offers many different types of recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, boating, camping, etc.
8. Burnt Cedar Beach
Burnt Cedar Beach is one of the most beautiful places in Incline Village. This beach area includes clean bathrooms, a swimming pool, a snack bar and BBQ grills. It's important to note that this beach is for Incline Village residents only. In order to visit Burnt Cedar Beach, you must have a resident's pass or guest pass.
9. Willow Beach
Willow Beach is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Lake Mojave. Visitors are drawn to Willow Beach because they can easily load up in a boat and see Hoover Dam from the bottom. Willow Beach is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas.