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Miss my home town.

I grieve for Big Bear, like people do for loved ones lost. I grieve for past memories that were... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Wendy P
,
Cottonwood
via mobile
No Beach or water to swim

The lake has decreased in size so there is no longer a Swim Beach for people to swim in the lake... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Maya T
,
Cathedral City, California
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good7%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible28%
14 Feb 2017
“Miss my home town.”
8 Sep 2016
“No Beach or water to swim”
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Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake, CA
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I grieve for Big Bear, like people do for loved ones lost. I grieve for past memories that were awesome.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The lake has decreased in size so there is no longer a Swim Beach for people to swim in the lake. The site was closed when I went n labor day weekend 2016

Thank Maya T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When there is water, this is great. Now, it is closed, but the adjacent park has hand-carried boat and lake shore walking access, picnic and play areas, tennis courts, sports fields and a great view.

Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It was closed but we found it, it was not where the map shows its towards the lake behind the park on the corner of eureka and eagle but it was closed. We went to the park and walked to the lake but no beach...

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is a cute little access area for walking and enjoying the lake. A little bit of sand offers an opportunity to relax and take a dip if you want but swimming is not advised. Good for the kids. Stroll or sit and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Walker S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The area is beautiful and relaxing. Great for walking and boating. The water level was very low. The weather was perfect.

Thank desertdiva725
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We went to get a lake view and spend a hour relaxing. Serious beauty. . NOT A SWIM AREA. A lot of people looking for this, but lake is too low. Worth stopping, beauty-wise. Also not enough shade. Worth it for the view.

Thank SHONABB
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I love this beach!! We packed a lunch, sat under a tree and watched the our girls swim and take a little sun on the sandy beach. I know there's more beach than usual due to the drought but you'd never know it other than...More

3  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Swim Beach usually great, but not so great with the drought. Pray for more rain. My family loves coming here in the Summer.

2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Apparently when the water level in the lake is down, Swim Beach closes. But, it's not advertised, so make sure you call ahead if you are planning a visit.

4  Thank TravelfromNevada
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mamakittykat
22 May 2015|
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Response from Jen92040 |
In May you might get away with shorts and possibly a light sweater during the day, mostly jeans and sweaters in my case. At night it can get pretty cold so bundle up. I have tent camped at big bear during father's day... More
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