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North Tahoe Beach

State Route 28 at Highway 267, Kings Beach, CA

North Tahoe Beach is a popular 2.7 acre beach park with 540 feet of public shoreline located at the intersection of Highway 267 and Highway 28.  There is no fee for use of the 39 parking spaces; however, they fill up early during the height of the summer season! The park includes a grassy area located above the beach; shoreline access; permanent restrooms; one horseshoe pit; barbecues and picnic tables; and three popular, high quality beach volleyball courts. It's a busy spot, with happy families and the area's best volleyball players enjoying the scene. A group picnic shelter with a  large barbecue and cold running water seats 90 people.

The shelter is available for free on a first-come, first-served basis only for private parties. At this time only public, community events may reserve the site; for special events and reservations, please contact [email protected]. Site reservations are posted on-site in advance.

North Tahoe Beach
State Route 28 at Highway 267, Kings Beach, CA

Hours of Operation

North Tahoe Beach is open 6 am to 10 pm. No public access after hours.

California State Parks maintains and provides law enforcement services for the site on behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy. For special events and reservations, please contact [email protected].

Sorry, pets are prohibited at North Tahoe Beach.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Group Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Showers
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: 530-523-3203
Email or Website: [email protected]

Helpful Information

The nearest shoreline area that allows dogs is at the end of Raccoon Street in Kings Beach.

If you plan to use this beach to launch your kayak, please visit tahoekeepers.org and be sure that you follow proper precautions in order to protect Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a pristine alpine lake where clean boating and protection from Aquatic Invasive Species is the highest priority. Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft after every use to ensure you are not transporting any nasty nuisances. After all, We're All in This Boat Together!

Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license to be able to fish in Lake Tahoe. The best fishing on the Lake is from a boat. For those who enjoy shore fishing, your best bet are places where the shoreline drops off quickly such as Rubicon Point on the west shore and Cave Rock on the east shore. Fishing is closed in Lake Tahoe within 300 feet of its tributaries, and upstream to the first lake from October 1 through June 30. The rest of the year the entire lake is open to fishing.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires are never allowed on Tahoe beaches.

BE FIRE SAFE: Check local fire conditions and restrictions before using BBQs: ntfire.net

VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.

SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!

PET OWNERS: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach!

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.

FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.

THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit www.tahoefund.org or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.