“I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona, if you’ll buy that I’ll throw the golden gate in too.” George Strait may have been trying to pull one over on us with that line, but Las Vegas does have a Golden Gate, and while there’s no oceanfront property, there are nice “beaches” – from sand-entry pools to veritable waterparks – where you can soak up the dessert sun.
This world-famous aquatic playground is 11 acres and includes a lazy river, wave pool and sandy beaches. Open to both hotel guests and the general public, Mandalay Beach is a summer stop not to miss.
Cost: Mandalay Beach is free for hotel guests. Non-Hotel guests are welcome to Mandalay Bay Beach with paid admission. Valid Monday – Thursday. Subject to availability. Blackout dates: April 22, May 22-30, June 10-20, July 2-4, August 12-15, September 2. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Kids 4-16 $10
Kids 3 and under: Complimentary
Purchase an innertube before you arrive a Mandalay Bay. Inner tubes must be circular, under 48” and have an unobstructed path to swim through.
See the sharks before the beach and save! Show your Shark Reef Aquarium ticket at the Mandalay Bay Beach entrance for complimentary beach admission, valid Monday – Thursday only, up to 48 hours from time of ticket purchase. Subject to availability. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Westin Lake Las Vegas
This family and pet-friendly resort not far from the Las Vegas Strip offers a beach on Lake Las Vegas where guests can also rent paddle boards and pedal boats. While we wouldn’t recommended swimming in Lake Las Vegas, you can lounge on the beach with chairs provided by the hotel, and take a dip in one of the two pools. Plan ahead for dive-in movie nights offered to hotel guests on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Cost: Pool and beach access is free for hotel guests. Monday – Thursday, the pool is open to the public for a fee of $25 per person. Paddle boards and Pedal Boats are available through Lake Las Vegas Water Sports.
Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino
A favorite among locals, Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino features a sought-after pool complex for fun in the sun. The 8-acre backyard features a sand-bottom swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and plenty of comfy chairs for relaxing.
Cost: Hotel guests are free.
Non-hotel guests can reserve cabanas or use the pool Monday – Friday, based on availability, for a fee: $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under.
Tahiti Village is renowned for its long Lazy River, as well as its Tahitian-themed pool area with sand beach entry. A sandy beach, four waterfalls and heated pools make for the perfect day in the sun. Tahiti Village also features one of Sin City’s longest lazy rivers, with complimentary inner tubes for floating. Hotel guests can also enjoy year-round luaus and pool activities, as well as pool volleyball.
Tahiti Village pool is open to hotel guests only.
Nirvana Pool at Hard Rock Hotel
Open to hotel guests and the general public, the Nirvana Pool at Hard Rock Hotel has a sandy bottom entry and a relaxing vibe. Lounge chairs are first-come, first-served, and the property asks that you your food, drinks and pool toys at home.
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