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12 Best Lake Tahoe Beaches That You Shouldn't Miss

Here's your guide to Lake Tahoe beaches.
Manali Oak Jun 26, 2024
Lake Tahoe beaches are diverse. Things to do here range from hiking and cycling, to water sports and from relaxing to camping and fishing.
Kings Beach
Located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, this beach gets a lot of sunlight and you will find it crowded in the summers.
Activities
Apart from visiting the many shops and restaurants, you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing and paddle boarding.
Pope Beach
Located on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, pine trees add to the beauty of this beach.
Activities
Sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty. You can even engage in various water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking.
Lester Beach
Located on the west shore of the lake, this beach is known for its beauty and a lagoon-shaped swimming area.
Activities
You can engage in kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding, visit campsites or go fishing.
Sand Harbor Beach
Located on the northeast shore of lake Tahoe, known for hosting Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival every summer, this beach lets you experience clear waters, sandy beaches, rocky coves and forested areas.
Activities
Take biking or hiking trails when on this beach. You can even enjoy swimming or boating.
Baldwin Beach
Located on the southern side of Lake Tahoe, this beach is easily accessible, and gives you panoramic views of the lake.

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Activities
At this family-friendly beach, you can enjoy hiking, swimming and kayaking.
Kiva Beach
Located within the Tallac Historic Site, this is a small, calming beach, where dogs are allowed.

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Activities
Enjoy swimming and other water activities, engage in bicycling and hiking or treat your eyes to scenic views of the lake and mountains around.
Nevada Beach
Located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, this is a dog-friendly beach. A backdrop of tall pine trees beautifies this quiet beach.

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Activities
Enjoy views of snow-covered Sierra mountains, visit casinos and restaurants, and engage in golfing or camping.
Hidden Beach
Hidden away in a rocky cove surrounded by huge boulders, this beach is secluded, and the water here is relatively warmer.
Activities
Experience the calm of the turquoise waters or take one of the scenic hiking trails.
Commons Beach
Located on the western side of the lake, this beach is known for grassy areas and good views of the sun. The shallow water here
is ideal for swimming for kids.
Activities
This beach hosts free movies and free music and is popular for picnicking and sunbathing.
Zephyr Cove
This family-friendly beach is located on the southeastern side of Lake Tahoe. Stretching for a mile, this beach has a swimming area, volleyball courts, and picnic tables.

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Activities
Take a cruise to Emerald Bay or engage in adventure activities like parasailing, yatching, jet-skiing and wakeboarding.
Secret Cove
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, this is a secluded and clothing-optional beach.
Activities
Sit back and relax on one of the boulders there, take a swim or bathe in the sun.
Meeks Bay Beach
This beach is easy to access, clean and scenic. There is a campground and fishing areas nearby and a picnic area on the beach.
Activities
You can engage in activities like boating, hiking, cycling and swimming.
These were some of the unmissable beaches of Lake Tahoe. You should visit these in your next trip to this lake.