Where is the Best Big Bear Lake Beach?

One of the allures of Big Bear, California, is the fact that we experience all four seasons each year. Winter brings chilly weather and lots of snow, creating the optimal environment for our ski slopes. The summer is the opposite; warm weather makes getting out on the lake a must! If you’re looking to swim, you’ll want to know where the best Big Bear Lake beach is.

Are you going to test out a Big Bear Lake beach or two this summer? Plan the rest of your trip with our complimentary Vacation Guide! We understand that planning a trip can be challenging, so we created this handpicked list of local recommendations to save you from hours of research. In it, you’ll find everything from family-friendly activities to adventures on the lake!

Where is the Best Big Bear Lake Beach?

China Island

China Island in Big Bear Lake is known to be one of the best places for swimming in the area. The coast is very rocky, so it’s not like the sandy beaches you may be used to. However, tons of people come here during great weather to jump off the enormous boulders and enjoy the water! There is a small, free parking lot near mile marker 44.65 on Highway 18, but it gets full quickly on hot days so you might have to park a little farther away.

Meadow Park

Meadow Park in Big Bear is fun for the whole family. Located right next to the lake, this area is home to picnic areas, barbecues, tennis courts, a playground, sports fields, and more! One of our favorite parts of this park is their beach area. Spend the day alternating between playing catch with the kids, watching them splash in the lake, and grilling under the summer sun!

Boulder Bay Park

Boulder Bay Park is another excellent public park that can provide fun for all ages. Because it is right next to the water, it has a great Big Bear Lake beach visitors love to swim at and kayak off of! Large docks are also available for fishing and enjoying the view from.

Your Own Lakefront Cabin

When you’re on vacation in an area like Big Bear, you deserve to be right on the water. One of our waterfront rentals can get you there! Some have their own Big Bear Lake beach while others have amazing docks stretching out into the lake. Take a beach chair and put it at the end of your dock to soak up some sun, or jump off the end into the water to cool off. Plus, the convenience of having your vacation cabin just steps away can’t be beat!

Book Your Stay Today

Dog in Canoe on Dock at LakeIt’s time to book your stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins! Cabin rentals are the best way to bring friends or family together. Wake up to a gorgeous view, have a coffee on your private porch, then enjoy what the day brings. Whether you are looking for a cabin with a Big Bear Lake beach or one close to the ski slopes, we’ll have one for you! Browse our properties to make your pick, then start planning the getaway of a lifetime.