Utah’s Best Beaches

When most people think of Utah, they think of its diverse terrain, snow-
capped mountains, and arid deserts. But did beaches come to mind when
you thought about the land-locked state? Studio 5 compiled a list of
Utah’s must-see beaches where you can quench your skin’s thirst for an
ocean-side visit.


Bear Lake – Rendezvous Beach

Location: Garden City, UT – 1030 North Bear Lake Boulevard,
Located on the south shore near Laketown on State Route 30.

The first thing that people notice about Bear Lake is its Caribbean-blue
waters. This lake is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains and provides
boating access, scuba diving, swimming, camping, and day-use activities.
http://www.stateparks.utah.gov/parks/bear-
lake/rendezvous

Blackridge Reservoir Beach

Location: 15000 South Ashland Ridge Drive, Herriman.

This is a wonderful spot to take the kids and enjoy a day at the beach. This
man-made reservoir is a good place for open water swimming nestled near
the Oquirrh Mountains. http://www.herrimancity.net/city-
departments/parks-rec/

Deer Creek Island Beach

Location: Midway, Utah.
About 10 miles southwest of Heber City, along US Hwy 189.

The Island Beech is a great place to enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and is
just a quick drive from Provo, Park City, and the Salt Lake Valley. This
medium-sized reservoir is waiting for you to visit.
http://www.utah
.com/stateparks/deer_creek.htm

Flaming Gorge

Location: Manila/Dutch John, Utah.

One of the most reservoirs within the state is place popular for swimming,
boating, fishing for trout, and cliff diving. The water stays cool even in the
heat of summer. http://ww
w.utah.com/nationalsites/flaming_gorge.htm

Great Salt Lake – Bridger Bay Beach

Location: 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse: Antelope Island State Park.

Bridger Bay Beach on the north end of Antelope Island is the nicest beach
on the entire lake. The beach is two miles long with white sand. Take the
family and go float like a cork since you can’t sink in the Great Salt Lake!
http://www.
utah.com/stateparks/antelope_island.htm

Lake Powell

Location: Southwestern Utah.

Beautiful, beautiful beaches! If you haven’t been to Lake Powell yet, it is
calling your name. The second largest man-made reservoir in the nation
rests in southern Utah with crystal blue water surrounded by red stone.
http://www.lakepowell.com

Sand Hollow Reservoir Beach

Location: 4405 West 3600 South, Hurricane.

Red rock, sandy beaches, and warm-water describe this hot spot site in
southern Utah. If you’re from the area or passing through, stop by to stay
sane this summer. http://www.uta
h.com/stateparks/sand_hollow.htm

Starvation State Park

Location: 24220 West 7655 South State Park Rd, Duchesne.

A well-developed reservoir in eastern Utah hosts popular water activities
such as boating, wake-boarding, and swimming. Whether you’re coming
for a day trip or making it a week, sandy beaches accompany the nice
campground. http://stateparks.utah
.gov/parks/starvation

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