Big Bear Lake is a water reservoir and popular holiday destination in California’s San Bernardino Mountains. It’s a year round destination, with ski and snowboarding on offer in the winter, and all kinds of outdoor recreation on offer close to Big Bear Lake holiday rentals in the summer.
There are a great variety of outdoor activities on offer on holiday at self-catering accommodation in Big Bear Lake. The exceptional natural scenery can be explored on foot, by bike or on horseback via a number of trails. When it comes to biking there are a variety of companies in the area offering rentals, and its possible to obtain detailed information about the location and difficulty of routes in the area. In summer the lake’s main beach can be found at Meadow Park, which also features facilities for tennis, as well as picnic and barbecue areas.
Big Bear Lake vacation accommodation is also ideal for anyone who enjoys water sports. There’s a great range of experiences available here, including sailing, jet-skiing, power boating and paddle boating. Around the lake’s 23-mile shoreline are a number of marinas where you’ll be able to rent all the equipment you’ll need.
In the winter Big Bear Lake holiday accommodation is frequented by ski and snowboard enthusiasts. There are two main resorts to be found – Bear Mountains and Snow Summit, which together feature 75 runs and seven parks devoted exclusively to snowboarding. The ski runs are suitable mainly for intermediate skiers. At Big Bear Mountain you’ll get to take in some truly memorable views of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding landscape.
Palm Springs is within a comfortable drive of Big Bear Lake holiday rentals and would offer an interesting contrast to your holiday should you visit in winter. At this time of year Palm Springs offers a pleasantly warm climate, with a number of attractions, and is ideal for hiking. It’s also a popular destination for golf with some first class courses in the area.
With its high elevation, Big Bear Lake self-catering accommodation gets cold weather and a fair amount of snow in the winter months. Summers on the other hand are very warm, with average daily highs of around 27 degrees in July and August.
Coming from the UK, the best way to get to holiday rentals in Big Bear Lake would be to fly to Los Angeles International (LAX) from London Heathrow with British Airways or Virgin, before making the two hour drive east to the lake in San Bernardino County.