Top 6 Beaches in Las Vegas


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While a blackjack table or a roulette wheel may be the first images that come to mind for many when thinking about Las Vegas, Nevada, there is much more to this desert paradise than gambling. In fact, as unlikely as it seems, Vegas offers visitors some incredible beaches!

Even though the Pacific Ocean is almost 300 miles away, you can still find some fantastic manmade beaches in Las Vegas, offering the perfect way to cool off in the sun and relax after late nights spent gambling, attending concerts and comedy shows, or just enjoying all of the nightlife on the Strip.

Las Vegas is also a destination for travelers of all ages, so families enjoy the beaches as they provide plenty of recreational activity for visitors who are not old enough to try their luck in the casinos in their Las Vegas hotel.

If you are planning a fun Vegas getaway, be sure it includes some time at these beaches, the best the area has to offer!

#1 Mandalay Bay Beach

Location: 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

One reason so many Vegas visitors choose to stay at Mandalay Bay Resort is its incredible outdoor spaces, with an 11-acre water playground for guests of all ages. Sandy beaches, a wave pool, and even a lazy river are all a big draw for hotel guests and other visitors.

While these amenities are free if you stay at Mandalay Bay Resort, you can also pay an admission fee if staying elsewhere in Sin City. (For those traveling with families, kids under three are free.)

Cabanas and bungalows can be rented around the beach and Las Vegas pool areas with top-notch amenities, including LCD TVs, MP3 docking stations, stocked mini-refrigerators, and more.

The Mandalay Beach Bar & Grill is also the perfect spot to grab a casual bite (or even have it delivered to your cabana) with All-American favorites such as burgers, chicken tenders, and ice cream sundaes.

Note – to swim in the wave pool, you must be at least 48 inches tall, and inner tubes are available for purchase for the lazy river. Guests can also rent lockers to store their belongings while spending a day at the beach ($20/day).

#2 Tahiti Village Resort and Spa

Location: 7200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

While Tahiti Village is only two miles from the Las Vegas strip, guests feel as if they are hundreds of miles away in a tropical oasis! This family-friendly resort delights visitors with its beautiful Tahitian pool with sand-beach entry and hosts luaus on Sunday nights, complete with Polynesian entertainment, delicious food, and beach-inspired cocktails.

Kids especially love Tahiti Village’s lazy river and waterfalls, and guests of the resort receive complimentary lazy river tubes. If your group works up an appetite after a fun beach day at Tahiti Village, you can head right into 17 Degrees South for delicious entrees, including ribs, burgers, and flatbreads.

Tahiti Village is one of our favorite family-friendly beaches in Las Vegas, with the convenience of a guest shuttle to the Strip. Shuttle stops at Tropicana and the Mirage mean you can easily get to the gambling action and take the quick trip back to your island-style paradise when your gambling money runs out.

#3 VooDoo Beach at the Rio

Location: 3700 West Flamingo Rd.

Another popular beach on the Las Vegas Strip is located at the Rio, in the heart of all the action. You may find it hard to pull yourself away from VooDoo Beach to go and gamble. With four pools surrounded by sand along with waterfalls and jacuzzies, this little piece of tropical paradise is one of the biggest perks of a stay at Rio.

And if the beach and pool aren’t relaxing enough, how does a free massage sound? Guests of the Rio receive complimentary massages, so this is the perfect spot to let your cares melt away during a Sin City vacation.

Private cabanas are available to rent and don’t forget to try one of VooDoo Beach Bar’s signature cocktails.

#4 Elia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Location: 4455 Paradise Rd.

For years the Hard Rock Hotel Beach Club drew thousands to its famous “Rehab” pool parties; rebranded in 2021 as Virgin Hotel Las Vegas, this property still offers one of the best beach and pool club experiences around.

Elia Beach Club offers a wide array of rental options, from daybeds to lounges to full-sized luxury cabanas for larger parties. Some of the best-known DJs perform here, keeping the party going from 11 a.m. until sunset. Elia Beach Club is for guests 21 and over only, so this is not one of the family-friendly choices among beaches in Las Vegas.

#5 Tao Beach Dayclub at the Venetian

Location: 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

There are few settings in Vegas as opulent and otherworldly as Tao Beach: this 47,000-square-foot oasis transports guests from Las Vegas to Bali, with lush backdrops and plunge pools alongside decadent cabanas and upscale dining choices, all located atop the legendary Venetian Resort.

Reservations can (and should) be made in advance for VIP tables, cabanas, and more; remember that everyone in your party must be 21 and over to enjoy a beach day at Tao Beach.

#6 Westin Lake Las Vegas

Location: 101 Montelago Blvd., Henderson

For those seeking a family-friendly resort with a little distance from all the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip, the Westin Lake Las Vegas is a great option with a fabulous manmade beach on the shores of the lake.

Paddleboards and pedal boats are available for rent, providing fun for all ages, and the resort also has two pools, a spa, a fitness studio, and world-class dining, plus two golf courses just minutes away.

Your family can beat the heat at this resort’s beach and pool while also staying just a short drive from the action on the Strip. One additional perk is that the Westin is pet-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged family members along for the fun.

Driving to Nearby Beaches

If, after a few days of gambling in the desert, you need to leave the casinos behind and head to a natural beach to unwind, your best bet is to head southwest on Interstate 15 until you hit California’s Orange County, where Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach are all popular Pacific Coast destinations. Plan on a minimum of 4 hours driving through some fairly rural areas before hitting the coast.