Clear water, gentle breezes, long, sun-kissed days: it's simply not summer until you go swimming. Beaver Lake is irresistible this time of year, whether you float on it, or dive right in. Snorkel for tiny shells in the clear shallows, or gear up for scuba and explore the rich underwater world of the Ozarks; either way, it's a beautiful way to spend a day. No matter what you may need for your day in the sun, from fishing tackle and guide services, boat rentals, or sunblock, it's all available at area businesses around the lake and White River. And when that appetite is worked up, stop at one of the great area restaurants, just minutes from the water's edge. From a sunrise fishing trip to a sunset dip, the times are sweet and easy and in Eureka Springs West. There's also superb fishing, hiking and water fun at Lake Leatherwood Park as well, so plan a day of relaxation at each spot, and stay over at a secluded cabin or cottage in the area.