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Granite Bay Beach

Sail, swim or simply relax on the sand; you’ll find all the fun of the seaside at Granite Bay Beach, just 40 minutes east of Sacramento.

Find your spot on the golden arc of sand and let your eyes drift over the shimmering waters of Folsom Lake. Beach lovers and families can have a great day away from the city without the trouble of the long drive to the coast. Granite Bay Beach is located within the grounds of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, just 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Sacramento.

Bring a picnic and set up beneath the shade of a tree or at one of the many benches. Alternatively, use one of the barbecue pits and set the coals burning to cook freshly caught fish. Alternatively, choose from the range of sandwiches, burgers and more at the snack bar just behind the beach. There is also a catering service for family and large group picnics. Call ahead to book yourself an easy meal on the grass. Watch for the ice cream man too, although he may not come from the direction you’d expect. At Granite Bay Beach, the ice cream truck is a boat.

Watersports are everywhere at Granite Bay Beach. During summer the water is warm; you can swim safely in a large, buoyed area watched over by lifeguards. Looking out onto the water you will see sailboats, waterskiers, kayakers and windsurfers. If you feel like joining them, head to the snack bar, where you’ll find a range of watersports equipment to rent. Try your hand at windsurfing or take a gentle tour in a canoe. Those who want to go a bit faster should take a Jet Ski for a spin. There are also paddle boats for a more sedate cruise around the lake.

Once you’ve had enough of the water, there’s still plenty to do back on the shore. Toss a Frisbee or have a game of softball on the large grassy areas, or simply lie back in the sun and relax.

Granite Bay beach is open daily. There is a small charge for entering the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.


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Lake Front Getaway! Casita Damore
Lake Front Getaway! Casita Damore

Lake Front Getaway! Casita Damore

7724 Lakeshore Dr, Guest Suite (glass doors, right side of, Granite Bay, CA
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Granite Bay, this guesthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) of Folsom Lake, Granite Bay Beach and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Beals Point is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

    Gorgeous Lake View, Nature at Your Door
    Gorgeous Lake View, Nature at Your Door

    Gorgeous Lake View, Nature at Your Door

    467 Guadalupe Dr., El Dorado Hills, CA
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in El Dorado Hills, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Folsom Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Empire Ranch Golf Club and Bass Lake Golf Course. Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Folsom Valley Railway are also within 9 miles (15 km).

      SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Rocklin CA $78
      SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Rocklin

      SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Rocklin

      4480 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Rocklin, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sierra College and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Johnson-Springview Park. Fountains at Roseville and Placer County Fairgrounds are also within 6 mi (10 km). Rocklin Station is 15 minutes by foot.

        Lake Natoma Inn CA $143
        Lake Natoma Inn

        Lake Natoma Inn

        702 Gold Lake Dr, Folsom, CA
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is steps away from Historic Folsom, Historic Sutter Street and Folsom History Museum. Folsom Powerhouse and Folsom City Zoo are also within 1 mile (2 km). Historic Folsom Station is only a 2-minute walk and Glenn Station is 19 minutes.

          Magnolia Orchard Cottage @ Solstice Farms
          Magnolia Orchard Cottage @ Solstice Farms

          Magnolia Orchard Cottage @ Solstice Farms

          4250 Hansen Rd, Loomis, CA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Folsom Lake, Sierra College and Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Sunset Whitney Golf Course and Johnson-Springview Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).

            Larkspur Landing Roseville - An All-Suite Hotel CA $135
            Larkspur Landing Roseville - An All-Suite Hotel

            Larkspur Landing Roseville - An All-Suite Hotel

            1931 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in East Roseville Parkway, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golfland Sunsplash and Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Fountains at Roseville and Diamond Oaks Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Beautiful Country Retreat Located Minutes From Folsom Lake and the Flower Farm
              Beautiful Country Retreat Located Minutes From Folsom Lake and the Flower Farm

              Beautiful Country Retreat Located Minutes From Folsom Lake and the Flower Farm

              4040 Dawn Drive, Loomis, CA
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Loomis holiday home is located in a rural location, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Folsom Lake, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Sierra College. Granite Bay Beach and Beals Point are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                Rocklin Park Hotel CA $88
                Rocklin Park Hotel

                Rocklin Park Hotel

                5450 China Garden Rd, Rocklin, CA
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Sierra College and within 3 miles (5 km) of Johnson-Springview Park and Sunset Whitney Golf Course. Westfield Galleria at Roseville and Folsom Lake are also within 6 miles (10 km). Rocklin Station is 28 minutes by foot.