Please refer to the appropriate state water quality agency website (California, Nevada) before heading out to your favorite beach, lake, or river to check for algae watches, warnings, or dangers.


Looking for a public beach in Tahoe?

There are more than 40 public beaches in Tahoe.  With you can find the right beach for you.   Each beach has its own profile with helpful information such as photos, hours of operation, parking info, contact info, nearby transit, directions, ways to help take care of the environment and a full description.

Search by beach features to create your perfect summer adventure in Tahoe, including: Accessibility, Barbecues, Boat Rentals, Campfires, Campsites Nearby, Fishing Nearby, Food Concessions, Group Facilities, Overnight Parking, Paddleboard/Kayak, Jet Ski Rentals, Pets OK, Picnic Tables, Playground, Public Bathrooms, Public Transit Nearby, Shade Available, Showers, Water Trail Trailheads, and Volleyball Courts.

The Tahoe Public Beaches website was developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. Eight public agencies collaborated to develop the site, seamlessly integrating public beach information across their organizations to get information to their users. The partners include: California Tahoe Conservancy, California State Parks, City of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City PUD, North Tahoe PUD, Nevada Division of State Parks, the U.S. Forest Service, and Tahoe Transportation District.

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The Tahoe Beaches website is brought to you by Tahoe Fund, a non-profit organization incorporated in both California and Nevada. The Tahoe Fund uses the power of philanthropy to improve the Lake Tahoe environment for all to enjoy. Founded in 2010, the organization supports environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance sustainable recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region.

For more information on Tahoe Fund, please visit:

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The Tahoe Beaches website is funded in part by fees generated from the sale of Lake Tahoe license plates. 96% of Tahoe license plate fees are used to help fund biking and hiking trails as well as water quality and restoration projects in Lake Tahoe.

New Tahoe License Plate fees benefiting the Tahoe Basin are $50 in California and $61 in Nevada. The annual renewal fee is $40 in California and $30 in Nevada. Personalized plates are also available for additional fees.

To learn more about the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lake Tahoe License Plate, please visit: