I was reading a local visitors guide the other day that stated that Big Bear was the third sunniest place on earth. Frankly I was doubtful of the claim so I did a bit of Googling and could not find any substance to the claim. The sunniest places seem to be either a) Yuma, Arizona, b) a bit of the Pacific, or c) a bit of the Sahara.
This is Boulder Bay which is on the South West part of the lake. My search also confirmed that Antarctica is pretty sunny and parts of Africa too. Neither of which appeals me to live in. The sunniest place in England is supposed to be Weymouth, which has up to 67 days of sun a year. As for Big Bear we get 300 days, and that is one of the reasons I live here.