At The Nautical Beachfront Resort, we welcome a wide variety of marine activities from manufacturer regattas to product evaluations and sanctioned races. Our resort offers numerous boat-friendly amenities to ensure that your regatta is thoroughly enjoyed by all.
From poker-runs to boat parades through the Bridgewater Channel (which continue under the London Bridge), we bring your event to a memorable close with an awards dinner or banquet in our beautiful private cove or at the spacious Nautical Convention Center.
Hitting the lake is only one of many ways to splash in the water and have fun! Lake Havasu’s Aquatic Center in the C.V. Wood Community Center offers a blend of standout amenities, including an indoor waterslide, wave pool, kiddie pool, and outdoor splash area, plus two heated pools and a lap pool for older children and adults.
Lifeguard-patrolled and temperature-regulated, the Aquatic Center offers swimming lessons and exercise classes, from water yoga and Pilates to water kickboxing and Tai Chi. Also watch for family-friendly special events, including dive-in movies, costume parties and more.
Lake Havasu City is world-famous for the action-packed, water-playground lifestyle of Arizona’s West Coast region, where the mighty Colorado River flows along the banks forming the state’s western border. But there’s a quieter side, too.
Both modern science and ancient traditions have recently revealed that our area is home to the newest-discovered vortexes in Arizona. These easily accessible, enhanced meditation sites can be explored as pathways to a deeper sense of well-being and self-awareness. The region also features other unique points of interest for spiritual and wellness seekers.
The granite blocks of the famed London Bridge proudly glisten over the Bridgewater Channel. Built in 1831, the original bridge couldn’t handle the ever-increasing flow of traffic across the Thames River in London, England. The British government put the bridge up for sale and Robert McCulloch, founder of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Chairman of McCulloch Oil Corporation, submitted the winning bid for $2,460,000.
The London Bridge was then dismantled and each stone was numbered and shipped 10,000 miles to Long Beach, CA, before being trucked to Lake Havasu City. Reconstruction began on September 23, 1968, with a ceremony including the Lord Mayor of London, who laid the cornerstone. Today, the London Bridge is one of America’s most unique tourist attractions and is located less than a mile from The Nautical Beachfront Resort.
Lake Havasu City is home to more lighthouses than any other city in the U.S. These 1/3 scale replicas are functional navigational aids built to the specifications of famous United States lighthouses. Lighthouses on Lake Havasu’s west side are replicas of West Coast lighthouses, while the east side hosts East Coast replicas and lighthouses around the island are replicas of Great Lakes lighthouses.
Two of these 27 lighthouses reside on the Nautical grounds. Whether you choose to walk or boat to the lighthouses around Lake Havasu, you’re in for a treat.
Did you know that the Lake Havasu area is home to more than 20 networks of off-road trails, where you can experience a variety of desert terrains? The Nautical Beachfront Resort has plenty of parking for OHV’s, so we’re the perfect place to serve as home base when you come to off-road in the Lake Havasu area. (If you don’t have your own but still want to play in the sand, you can rent them locally.)
There’s no better way to see the desert than to explore it via off-road vehicle. Whether you’re riding in a jeep, a motorcycle, an ATV, or anything to get you out there, words like Green Laning, mudding, and rock climbing become part of your vocabulary. Lake Havasu off-roading is full of desert, canyons, and sand dunes, with plenty of mud and dirt to keep the adrenaline pumping.
Vacationers flock to the shores of Lake Havasu for the warm clear water, perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. There are dozens of dive sites accessible either by beach or by boat. Lake visibility ranges from 10 to 50 feet throughout the year, depending on water temperature.
Victoria Cliffs, one of the many dive sites near the resort, runs about a half-mile long and has sheer walls that plunge 10 to 40 feet deep. With ledges, boulders, swim-throughs, and two sunken boats, Victoria Cliffs is on every Lake Havasu divers must-do list. Bring your gear and explore this special site, only accessible by boat off the southeastern corner of The Nautical Beachfront Resort.
Looking for a place to work out in Lake Havasu City? Walk, run, or ride your bike around the 3.6-mile paved trail that loops around the Island.
Constructed in the early 1980s by Lake Havasu City, due to its advantage as one of the only flat places in town for sustained aerobic exercise, the Island Trail is signed for pedestrians to travel in a counter-clockwise direction and for bicyclists to travel in a clockwise direction. Don’t forget your water bottle and sunblock: our summer temperatures can soar over 100 degrees!
Named after the Mohave word for “blue-green water,” Lake Havasu resides in the Chemehuevi Valley of western Arizona – along the Colorado River and west of the Mohave Mountains. Today, the Chemehuevi occupy a reservation on the lake’s western shores, known by most as Havasu Landing and Havasu Landing Resort Casino.
Lake Havasu City is a vibrant and prosperous community that attracts guests from all over the country and world. No matter the time of year you visit beautiful Lake Havasu and The Nautical Beachfront Resort, there is bound to be something exciting going on in the area. To review a list of events during your stay, please visit www.golakehavasu.com.
The Bill Williams refuge unfolds over 6,105 acres of majestic rock cliffs, cattail-filled marsh, and one of the last stands of natural cottonwood-willow forests along the lower Colorado River.
A diverse array of birds, mammals and reptiles – from the southwestern willow flycatcher, beavers, and yellow-billed cuckoo to bobcats, javelin, and bighorn sheep – call this incredible landscape home. For more information about the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, please visit the site here.
There is no better way to explore Lake Havasu than to walk it! Lake Havasu City rises as a top Arizona hiking destination, with some of the best desert trails in Arizona.
Experience and enjoy the natural beauty of the desert, rock ridges, and winding canyons on more than 30 different trails that traverse red rock terrain around the city. Trails can be reached by personal vehicle or on foot, and range in time from 1.5 to 5 hours. Get out in the desert and “Play Like You Mean It”. For more information on hiking in Lake Havasu City go to www.golakehavasu.com.
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