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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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El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons

El dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons offers an incredible view of the lake and is located on hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave. The beach and park offer a variety of amenities including a public boat launch, food concession, restrooms, BBQ’s and picnic tables. A variety of non-motorized watercraft are available to rent including kayaks, peddle […]

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Round Hill Pines Resort Beach

Round Hill Pines Beach Resort is located on National Forest land and is one-half mile long with views of Mt. Tallac, Emerald Bay and the West Shore. It’s a family-friendly beach with a beach bar, snack bar, weddings/group facilities and catering. Recreation opportunities include boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP’s, and bike rentals, parasailing, Tahoe Serenity […]

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Zephyr Cove Resort Beach

Zephyr Cove Resort beach is located on National Forest land on Lake Tahoe’s southeast shore and is a full-service resort with a restaurant, beach bar and grill and a general store. Summer recreation activities include boating, parasailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and beach volleyball courts. The resort is also home to the M.S. Dixie ll […]

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Skunk Harbor

Skunk Harbor is a scenic beach area popular with boaters and is located on National Forest land adjacent to land under the administration of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. The beach area is marked by a historic structure with stone cabins. Parking area is located alongside Hwy 28 (non-fee), with access down the […]

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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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