Ideal Beach Resort Access

What is Ideal Beach Resort?

Ideal Beach is a private resort on the South end of Bear Lake. There are several amenities at the resort that appeal to guests, but the main attraction is private beach access. 

There aren’t many public beaches in Bear Lake, and the few beaches that are available to the public are usually packed throughout the summer. 

Since Ideal Beach is private, it only offers access to a limited amount of guests. Therefore, it’s typically less busy than the others!

There is fun for the whole family at Ideal Beach. Other amenities include: 

  • Epic Recreation rentals, such as jetskis, water trampolines, paddleboards, and kayaks
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Two outdoor hot tubs
  • Sauna
  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Mini golf (costs $3)
  • BBQ grills
  • Plenty of lawn space
  • Grass volleyball
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis/pickleball courts
  • Food trucks
  • Ice cream parlor 
  • Convenience store
  • Free activities for youth

How Far is Ideal Beach From My Vacation Rental?

There are condos located on Ideal Beach’s property, but we do not have any of these condos available for rent. Instead, our vacation rentals include access to the resort and have more space for the whole family; what more could you ask for? 

Our vacation homes that have free Ideal Beach access include Bear Lake HousePerfect EscapeHook’s Hideaway and White Pines Cabin

All of these homes are located on Sweetwater Hill, just across Bear Lake Boulevard and up the hill. It’s not within walking distance but it’s only a few minute drive to the resort!


How Do I Access the Resort?

It’s pretty simple! All of our homes have at least one key card hanging up somewhere near the entrance. Take the key card(s) and swipe them at the entrance at Ideal Beach, and you’re in! If you have multiple vehicles in your group, you can swipe the same card multiple times to get everyone in. 

The key must be returned to the designated spot in good condition to avoid additional fees. 

A note from the Ideal Beach managers: 

Please do not park directly in front of the condos in the resort; those parking spaces are reserved for guests that are renting condos directly through Ideal Beach, or the owners of those condos. 


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