SOURCE: Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau

November 01, 2011 12:34 ET

Arizona Beach Named Best in the U.S.

Lake Havasu City Called "Best Non-Ocean Beach in North America"

LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Fresh salt breezes, dolphins frolicking offshore: Lake Havasu City has neither of these, but what it does have is the best non-ocean beach in North America, according to Yahoo!'s Wanderlust travel blog (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/wanderlust/). A recent posting ranks this Colorado River beach the "number 1 spot in North America for watery fun" ahead of Lake Travis, Tex., Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mich., and World Waterpark in West Edmonton, Alberta, among others.

The blog states that "Contrary to popular belief, Lake Havasu isn't just for beer-chugging Spring Breakers. It's actually a family-friendly vacation spot, with plenty of activities for both little kids (beaches and water sports) and big kids (casinos and off-roading)."

All this without jellyfish, sharks or, yes -- piranha.

The best lake beach in America, centrally located along 60 continuous miles of lake and river waterways, is surrounded by beautiful hiking country for those who want to stay dry, and powerboat, personal watercraft, kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals for those who don't. Visitors of all inclinations can stay at some of the best resorts in the southwest while they enjoy the mild winter at this Arizona beach.

"So if you love riptides, big waves, salt water eyes and shuffling your feet to avoid horseshoe crabs and stingrays, well, maybe Lake Havasu City isn't for you," jokes Douglas Traub, president/CEO of the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau.

About Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, three hours driving time from Phoenix, 2-1/4 hours south of Las Vegas and four to five from the Los Angeles region, attracts 750,000 visitors a year thanks to its dry, desert weather, more than 300 sunny days a year, a range of restaurants and lodging, and a boatload of special events.

For more information on Lake Havasu City, Arizona's only waterfront resort destination, including a calendar of events, log onto golakehavasu.com or call 928 453 3444. Also find Lake Havasu on-line at facebook.com/lakehavasucityarizona and twitter.com/golakehavasu. Editor's note: Photos of local recreational activities, restaurants, lodging and scenery are available upon request.

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