In Smith Mountain Lake, there’s nothing quite like enjoying the soft sands of the beach along the shimmering waters of our gorgeous lake. Even better, you can bask in the peaceful, sun-drenched ambiance of a sand beach along the lake in one of our fabulous Smith Mountain Lake vacation rentals! Our vacation rentals with a sand beach give you and your guests a picturesque backdrop for your stay in Smith Mountain Lake. Peruse through our list of vacation rentals with a sand beach in Smith Mountain Lake below!
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Enjoy an Idyllic Setting in Maximum Comfort
Bask in the tranquil, lovely atmosphere of your home away from home, absorbing sweeping views of Smith Mountain Lake while lying in the sun on your own private beach; our Sail Away property features the largest sand beach outside of the state park! Nearby, a private dock waits for you and your guests to launch boats, kayaks, and canoes, or to idle the hours away with fishing.
Walk down the dock path to your yard and you’ll encounter outdoor features like decks for soaking up the sunlight and the sights, or fire pits for roasting marshmallows and gathering around for stories. Better still, many of our properties include private hot tubs with lakeside views, perfect for soaking away the stress of daily life. So perfect, in fact, that you might be tempted to extend your vacation for a week or so!
Indoors, our vacation rentals are warm and inviting. Relax on plush furnishings in the living room, the heat of the fireplace radiating out as you enjoy the company of your guests while you watch the flat screen television.
Use the gourmet full-sized kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and generous countertops, to either reheat your leftovers from one of the mouthwatering local restaurants nearby or to prepare a home-cooked feast for your guests.
Resort-quality bathrooms make even the most ordinary parts of your daily vacation routine feel like a rejuvenating spa experience. Treat yourself to a long soak in the tub or a hot shower after a day of exploring the attractions and activities that Smith Mountain Lake has in-store for you.
Enormous bedrooms still maintain their coziness with tranquil colors and alpine décor, in addition to soft beds with smooth sheets. Drift off to a show on the television, or the serene quiet of life on the lake.
Get Out and Explore Exceptional Smith Mountain Lake
There’s something special about a trip to Smith Mountain Lake no matter what time of year you arrive. From lakeside adventures to incredible tours and the many restaurants and vineyards in between, this vibrant destination caters to travelers of all interests and passions. When you’re looking for a place that satisfies a need for thrills as well as it does the palate, Smith Mountain Lake is the place to be. Here are a few amazing options for creating the ideal vacation itinerary when you’re planning on visiting this area.
Harbortown Mini Golf
Enjoy some family-friendly competition or hit the course with friends when you enjoy an afternoon at Harbortown Mini Golf. This charming, fun and relatively challenging course sits marina-side at 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway. The elevated platform provides a one-of-a-kind vista over the water as you put your way through the many holes designed for maximum fun. This mini golf course location makes it easy to follow up a round or two with a boat rental when you’re in the mood to get out on the waves. Whether you stay and play all day or play through and move onto the water, Harbortown Mini Golf is worth a visit.
Smith Mountain Lake Dam
Make your way through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on a scenic winding road that leads to the stunning Smith Mountain Lake Dam. This impressive architectural feat not only helps regulate water levels at the lake but provides its very own landmark spot worth visiting while you’re in town. Be sure to bring your camera as the forested mountainside makes for a great backdrop when capturing that perfect vacation photo. The dam is located at 2072 Ford Road in Sandy Level. The nearby visitor center provides options for guests to enjoy the museum highlighting how the dam was constructed in the 1960s and the impact it has made on the area since that time.
Edo Grill and Sushi
From hibachi and sushi to sashimi and edamame, Edo Grill and Sushi is a fantastic stop when you’re craving Japanese and American fusion dishes in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Edo Grill and Sushi is located at 1035 Mercantile Street in Moneta and serves up lunch and dinner daily in a family-friendly setting. Mix and match dishes or ask for a customized sushi combo plate that provides a little bit of the best of it all. Vegetarian options are readily available at Edo Grill and Sushi making it a versatile and accommodation stop for guests of all dietary leanings.
Visit the National D-Day Memorial
Take time to remember the past with a visit to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford when you’re visiting Smith Mountain Lake. This commemorative stop features the names of 4,413 Allied soldiers that lost their lives in Normandy, making it one of the most extensive lists of its kind.
Enjoy a Show at the Harvester Performance Center
When your travel plans bring you to Smith Mountain Lake, there’s always a chance that your visit will collide with an incredible concert or two. If you’re a traveler with a passion for music and a love for high-energy atmospheres that cater to fun and excitement, time spent at the Harvester Performance Center is a must. This wonderful venue is located in nearby Rocky Mount, but convenient shuttle service is available from Smith Mountain Lake making transportation a breeze. Once you arrive, take your seat in a space that can accommodate up to 475 guests and enjoy time indulging in artistic performances from both local and big-name performers. The Harvester Performance Center first opened to the public in 2014 and has been delighting guests ever since. The venue has earned the reputation as the area’s premier performance venue and one that shouldn’t be missed while you’re in town.
Take Time to Encounter Alpacas
There’s never a bad time to encounter some truly adorable creatures so if you’re a traveler with a heart for wildlife, a trip to the Smith Mountain Lake Alpaca Farm is sure to inspire. This functioning breeding farm is home to champion-line alpacas. The farm welcomes guests on a daily basis who are looking to interact with these soft and amazing animals. Take time to see how the farm works, ask questions and of course feed and pet the alpacas.
Visit Smith Mountain Lake State Park
When you’re a Smith Mountain Lake visitors that can’t get enough of time spend in the great outdoors, there’s nothing quite like a visit to the Smith Mountain Lake State Park. This protected land sprawls over 1,148 acres and provides guests with ample opportunity to connect with nature at its finest. Make a plan to spend a day here hiking the many trails, swimming in designated areas, boating, fishing or picnicking. Smith Mountain Lake State Park offers camping sites and regularly holds educational programing at its amphitheater. No matter how you spend your time, a day at Smith Mountain Lake State Park is always an inspiring experience.