Lake Tahoe Beaches

Sand Harbor Tahoe Beach

Round Hill Pines Beach
A few miles north of Stateline on HW 50, this is a fairly large stretch of beach with activities including a Bar and Grill, kayak rentals, tennis, BBQs, and more. Parking available for a fee.
HW 50 South Lake

A Pick!Sand Harbor
Sand Harbor is a state park featuring a large, sandy, crescent shaped beach with fine sand and turquoise water. Enjoy a stroll on the walking path that has information on geology. There is also a public pavillion, a boat launch, and several smaller beaches and coves. During summer nights, this is also the site of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Located several miles south of Incline Village on HW 28.
HW 28 East Shore

Lakeside Beach
At the end of Park Ave, open to members staying or living in this area of South Lake. This beach has a nearby restaurant, marina, and a playground. It's in the area of the South Lake hotels and Heavenly Village, which makes it convenient to access for visitors. However, there are many better beaches than this one.

Kings Beach
A large stretch of sandy beach on the north shore with good views, picnic tables, playgrounds, BBQs, a pier, a boat launch, and nearby restaurants. The beach is located in the middle of town, with easy access from the paid parking lot. There is also jet ski, kayak and paddleboat rental shop near the pier that also offers parasailing. Several sandy beach-volleyball courts are usually setup, one is behind Jason's restaurant and one is behind Steamers.
North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach

National Avenue Beach
North Shore sandy beach in Tahoe Vista with a boat launch.
Tahoe Vista across from National Ave.

D.L. Bliss State Park
This California State Park has a great beach, camping, hiking, and other nearby attractions such as Balancing Rock, Vikingsholm, and an Old Lighthouse. It's located 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, a couple of miles north of Emerald Bay on the west shore of Tahoe. The water is clear, the beach is sandy, and hikes provide incredible views. If you plan to camp, reserve a campground in advance.
HW 89 West Shore

Zephyr Cove
Vising this long, sandy beach is like being on spring break. With a bar that serves you on the beach, party boats, sand volleyball and rentals of jet skis, kayaks, and boats. This beach is all about South Lake style fun.
HW 50, several miles East of Stateline

Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay is the scenic bay on the southwest shore that contains Tahoe's only island, Fannette Island. There is a great beach on the bay with clear water and mountain views. However, you can only access it via boat or hike. The hike is not extemely long, but in involves 400-500 feet of elevation change, so some visitors might find it challenging. From the parking lot, take the paved trail to the beach.
HW 89 South West Shore

Pope Beach
Sandy beach with BBQs. Paid parking. Located just south of Camp Richardson.
Southwest Shore off HW 89

Baldwin Beach
North of Pope Beach, Baldwin is a sandy, sunny spot with access off HW 89 on the southwest shore (there is a sign).
HW 89, Southwest Shore

Meeks Bay Resort
Meeks Bay is a family friendly resort North of Emerald Bay on the west shore with many amenities. The water is clear, access is easy, the beach is sandy, and there is a store and snack bar nearby. During summer, lodging including cabins, camping, and motel rooms are available (reservations recommended).
Meeks Bay Resort

Sugar Pine Point
This small beach requires a bit of a walk to get there, which has a lot to do with how the area retains its natural state. There's also a nature center with biology exhibits and some historical sites of interest.
HW 89 West Shore

Commons Beach
Commons Beach is a family friendly spot right in the middle of Tahoe City. It has grassy areas, a playground, restrooms, and a beach within walking distance of other Tahoe City attractions. It's off 28 slightly lower than street level.
Tahoe City, CA

Nevada Beach
3 miles north of Stateline, NV in Roundhill off Elk Point Road. This sandy beach on east shore also has campgrounds.
Off HW 50 East Shore

Lake Forest Park
Just east of Tahoe City is Lake Forest, a small community where there is a park with several beaches, picnic tables, restrooms, a boat launch and playgrounds.
Bristlecone Avenue in Lake Forest

East Shore Beaches
east shore beachEast shore has several nice beaches that require hiking to. You can park in various parking lots or in some cases, on the side of the road and hike down dirt trails to get there. Many of these beaches are considered 'clothing optional', so don't be surprised if you come across someone in the nude.
HW 28 East Shore

Skylandia Park & Beach
Also in Lake forest is this large park with picnic areas, a beach, and short hiking trails.
Lake Forest East of Tahoe City

A Pick!Chambers' Landing Restaurant
Chamber's Landing is open during summer only, with variable hours for the restaurant. The boat friendly location with a sandy, sunny beach is a happening stop for vessels on the lake. Chamber's Restaurant sits on a small hill with a view and offers dishes inspired by France, Italy, and the Middle East. Just a short stroll from the restaurant, Chamber's Bar sits at the end of a dock and can be counted on for a cocktail with an impressive Tahoe view. If you can, come by boat! If you are coming by car, Chamber's is hidden from the road; the entrance is a small access road near the Homewood area. Chamber's also has a nice sandy beach that is popular with boaters.
6300 West Lake Blvd

North Tahoe Beach
Volleyball at North Tahoe Beach
North Tahoe Beach is a nice little public park with restrooms, a pavillion, BBQs, beach volleyball courts, and grassy areas to go along with the sandy beach. During times when the water is low enough, this beach connects to Kings Beach, so you can take a nice long walk.
Across from Safeway in Kings Beach

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