Welcome to the picturesque paradise of Bear Lake, where crystal-clear waters and miles of stunning shoreline beckon you to beat the heat and indulge in a blissful beach vacation. Stretching 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, our captivating “Caribbean of the Rockies” boasts 109 square miles of turquoise waters for outdoor recreation and miles of stunning shoreline with a range of sandy beaches to swim, sunbathe, and play!
Nestled in the heart of natural beauty, Bear Lake boasts three distinct recreational areas to beat the heat and enjoy the ultimate blend of lake fun and relaxation – the West Side, Rendezvous Beach in the South, and the Eastside of Bear Lake. In the summer season, the cool lake waters maintain an average temperature of 70-750F attracting thousands of visitors seeking a mountain getaway with outdoor adventures, stunning vistas, summer lake activities, and a mountain cabin to call home.
Bear Lake State Park Marina
940 N Bear Lake Blvd. Garden City, UT
Marina Beach Watersports Rentals
Bear Lake Fun | Phone: (435) 946-5800
For action-packed adventures on the water and excellent amenities nearby, plan a beach day at Bear Lake State Park Marina, located a mile north of Garden City on the western shores of Bear Lake. At Bear Lake State Park Marina, everything you need for a full day of fun is simply a stone’s throw away. The marina has a sheltered harbor, seasonal boat slips, a full pro shop and fishing docks, hot showers and restrooms, and a small sandy beach on the north side of the marina. The beach is perfect for building sandcastles, sunbathing, taking a summer dip in Bear Lake’s refreshing waters, or adventuring on crystal-clear waters with Bear Lake Fun.
Bear Lake Fun is located on-site at the marina with a large fleet of motorized and non-motorized watersports rentals, including single and double kayaks, three-person canoes, water trampolines, and the “biggest and baddest boat rental on Bear Lake”. For fast food and raspberry shakes on the water, you can pull your boat right up to Bear Lake Marina Grill or find a spot to dine on the rooftop observation deck.
Note: Day Use Fees are due at all Bear Lake State Park beaches – click HERE to purchase online.
Garden City Park Beach
390 S Bear Lake Blvd. Garden City, UT
Garden City Park Watersports Rentals
Leo’s Bear Lake Water Adventures | Phone: (435) 730-6559
Garden City Park is a popular summer spot for families to play. Located in the heart of Garden City, you’ll find two little playgrounds, a ropes course, a large grassy area for a family round of baseball, a covered pavilion with picnic tables, and a short boardwalk (less than ¼ mile) leading down to a small sandy beach, FREE to the public! Amenities include restrooms and a small rental shack right on the shore, home to Leo’s Bear Lake Water Adventures.
Leo’s Bear Lake Water Adventures offers beach umbrella and chair setup, a family-size floating oasis, skimboard and boogie board rentals, and the most affordable paddleboard and kayak rentals on Bear Lake, available by the hour or full day – Leo will even walk them down to the water’s edge! If you’re making a day of it, pack a picnic or take a stroll down Bear Lake Blvd. for lunch – Ruca’s, Bear Trapper, and Cody’s Gastro Garage are all nearby.
Epic Marina Beach
2410 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City, UT
Epic Marina Watersports Rentals
Epic Recreation | Phone: (435) 946-2910
Situated less than a mile south, Epic Marina is a Bear Lake hidden gem with a small full-service marina, a quiet stretch of beach, and a wide selection of summer water rentals available from Epic Recreation.. Take a top-of-the-line SeaDoo for a spin, rent a kayak or SUP to paddle the peaceful nooks, or load up the whole family on an XL 17-foot long 8-person paddle board!
Epic Recreation also offers a wide selection of watersports rentals and trailers nearby at their Epic Adventure Center in Garden City, as well as Bear Lake Boat Tours with local guides to captain the boat, while you play on Bear Lake.
1220 North Bear Lake Boulevard, Laketown, UT
Rendezvous Beach Watersports Rentals
Bear Lake Fun | Phone: (435) 946-2900
Rendezvous Beach near Laketown is the spot for beach lovers at Bear Lake! Situated on the south shoreline, within Bear Lake State Park, this two-mile stretch of sandy beach has restroom and shower facilities, a group day use pavilion to reserve for family outings, picnic tables and volleyball courts on the sand, and brilliant blue waters that beckon long lazy days on the lake. Rendezvous Beach is popular! If you’re planning lake activities, arrive early and secure a spot on the west end of the day-use area near Laketown Drive-In, Rendezvous Beach Rentals, and Bear Lake’s Island Aqua Park. Be sure to stay for the most spectacular sunset on Bear Lake!
Everything you need for a day on the water is right here at Rendezvous Beach! Reserve a watersports rental from Bear Lake Fun at Rendezvous Beach or purchase a Play Pass for Island Aqua Park – the perfect summer activity for a Bear Lake Family Reunion (group discounts available).
North Cisco Road near Laketown
If seclusion and serenity are more your beach style (or you’re traveling with furry family members), take a scenic drive to Cisco Beach on the east side of Bear Lake. Named after the Bonneville Cisco, (a species of fish endemic to Bear Lake), Bear Lake State Park’s Cisco Beach is a long stretch of remote rocky beach popular with anglers (in every season!) and summer scuba divers exploring one of the most challenging and technical Scuba diving sites in Utah!
Cisco Beach has a quick-to-reach steep drop-off from the shore with large volcanic rock formations and vibrant waters teeming with marine life. Scuba diving certification cards, dive flags, and dive buddies are required to scuba dive at Cisco Beach. Bring your own water toys and pack a picnic as there are no rental facilities or restaurants nearby.
3890 N Beach Rd, St. Charles, ID
North Beach Watersports Rentals
Bear Lake Fun | Phone: (208) 945-5500
Located near the small town of St. Charles on the northern shoreline in Idaho, Bear Lake State Park’s North Beach draws quite a crowd in the summer season – and it’s dog friendly! A gradual slope provides a huge safe swimming area, with clear signage indicating where your pup can take a dip. Reserve your boats, SUPs, kayaks, and water toys in advance from Bear Lake Fun, and when hunger strikes, you can grab burgers and ice-cream sandwiches from Bear Lake Burger Boat, a floating food truck on the shoreline. Purchase a Parking Day Pass to reserve your spot at North Beach on Bear Lake, Idaho.
Your Own Private Beach
Bear Lake, UT
Prefer to indulge in your own private beach? Spend your beach vacation with Bear Lake Premier Cabins. Our hand-picked collection of cabins includes The Castle on the Lake, one of the most magnificent Bear Lake retreats with a private beach, The Hidden Chateau with access to clubhouse amenities and a private beach at The Reserve, and cabin rentals on the Sweetwater Golf Course with exclusive access to a sandy beach and resort amenities at Ideal Beach Resort. With group accommodations for up to 50+ guests and pet-friendly cabins for your pooch – you can bring the whole family for a beach vacation with Bear Lake Premier Cabins.
Your summer vacation on the beaches of Bear Lake starts here!