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William Kent Shoreline

The William Kent beach is located 2 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89.

William Kent beach is located on National Forest land and is situated in a wooded setting and offers picnic tables with views across Lake Tahoe of the eastern shoreline. The William Kent Campground is located across Highway 89 and Sunnyside Resort is next door. A restroom building is located on the beach.

William Kent Shoreline
The William Kent beach is located 2 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89.

Hours of Operation

No gates; open year-round. Not plowed in winter. No entry fee. 

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Shade Available
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: (650) 322-1181
Email or Website: [email protected]

Helpful Information

The beach is managed by concessionaire, California Land Management, under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service. Attendants are available across the street at the William Kent Campground to provide any assistance.

GRILLS: The Forest Service requires the use of portable gas grills instead of wood or charcoal. This reduces the risk of fires from hot coals and helps keep the beaches clean from ashes.  Campfire permits needed outside of a developed recreation site for grills; burn/fire restrictions apply.

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.
  • Wood and charcoal fires or grills are NEVER permitted on Tahoe beaches.
  • Portable gas grills are allowed with a valid CA Campfire Permit.

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: Dogs are prohibited, swimming beach only.

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.