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Best Places for Swimming in Big Bear Lake

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Take a much-needed break to a four-season locale full of fresh mountain air, lake calm, and small-town charm. Point your compass to Big Bear and enjoy it all. When these are the major features of your vacation destination, you’ll want to soak up all the outdoor fun you can while you’re here. There are plenty of outdoor activities, including swimming, that will keep everyone busy and having fun at the lake. With a high water temperature of over 76 degrees in the summer paired with an air temperature in the 90s, you can fill your summer with swimming in Big Bear Lake every day of your trip! Make sure everyone has a life jacket.

Boulder Bay Park

The water cools a bit near the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean the swimming has to stop. Wade in, swim, or take part in other lake activities like kayaking or canoeing, fishing, and more. No matter where you’re swimming, make sure to stay within 50 feet of shore or 20 feet from docks and stay in the designated swimming areas.

Meadow Park

The park is a great place for families with young children or beginner swimmers. The beach has a lifeguard on duty during the summer months, there are water toys available, a floating dock, restrooms, and even a snack bar if you didn’t pack enough snacks for the day. The park has many activities of a park, like a playground, picnic pavilion, tennis, and basketball courts, and more for when you need a break from Big Bear swimming.

East Boat Ramp Beach

Launch your boat and take a swim at the same time. There’s a fun swimming spot and beach right over by the east boat ramp. The water is clean and clear and the sand is white and soft – a perfect beach environment! Take shade under the trees at this beach that doesn’t see a lot of traffic other than the boats being launched nearby. The beach is popular with families due to the bathroom facilities and fishing dock.

Near Your Rental

If you booked a lakefront or lake view rental, swimming in the lake isn’t far away. Just walk down the access trail nearby and you’re ready for a swim. Many of these rentals offer private boat docks and swimming docks, along with the water toys needed for a fun time on the water!

Swimming in Big Bear Lake

When you make your plans for a Big Bear escape that features lots of time swimming in Big Bear Lake, make sure to book a vacation rental with air conditioning that allows for lots of time to relax. A vacation rental provided by Big Bear Vacations does just that! Gather items for a beach picnic in the fully equipped kitchen. Spread out and relax in the living space after a day of swimming, or recharge in a private bedroom.

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