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Regan Beach

Regan Beach is the City of South Lake Tahoe’s oldest beach facility.   The beach faces north and offers great views, shallow water for swimming, and a playground. Fires and alcohol are prohibited.   A little more secluded than nearby, El Dorado Beach, Regan offers spectacular views of the Lake.  Regan is the in-town place to go […]

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Whale Beach

Whale Beach is a popular and scenic 100 yard beach that can be reached from the Secret Harbor Parking area.  Its name comes from a protruding rock in the bay that appears to look like a sperm whale bursting from the water.   This area has also been known as Black Sand Beach because of the dark color […]

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Secret Harbor Beach

Secret Harbor Beach is an extremely popular destination for both hikers and boaters.  Its parking area is on the west side of Hwy 28.  It’s free, and provides a spectacular view of the lake.   Hiking trails towards Secret Harbor-Cove are well signed.  An additional public vault toilet unit is located above Secret Cove.    No picnic or BBQ […]

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Secret Cove

Secret Cove is a  very popular day-use area that offers a scenic view of Lake Tahoe.   Its accessible by parking at Secret Harbor Parking area and walking down the access road until you reach the vault toilet and take the trail to the lakeshore (1/2 mile walk from the toilet).  There are no picnic tables or […]

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Chimney Beach, NV

Chimney Beach is located on National Forest land approximately two miles south of Sand Harbor State Park. A parking lot is located on the east side of Hwy 28, across the street from the trailhead down to Chimney Beach. The beach is named after the stone chimney that still remains on the lakeshore, a remnant […]

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Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor, one of the  most popular and spectacular parks in the Tahoe basin, has many beaches to serve your particular needs. The Main Beach is 2,500 feet long and is popular for swimming and sunbathing and a wide variety of beach activities. There is also a small launch corridor for non-motorized watercraft at the south end (look […]

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Hidden Beach, NV

Located on Hwy 28 1 mile south of Incline Village,  Hidden Beach is approximately 750 feet long with rocky alcoves and plenty of adjacent boulder shoreline.  Limited highway parking is available 1 mile north near Incline. It is a non-fee area but donations are encouraged. Trails and a vault toilet are available in the area.

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Patton Landing – Watermans Landing

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64-Acres Beach, NV

64 Acres Beach is a popular and scenic beach on National Forest land near downtown Tahoe City.  The 64 Acres recreation site extends across State Route 89 and includes access to the Truckee River.  On the lake side, there is a small parking area and walk-path leading to picnic tables near the beach and portable toilets.  […]

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