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Zephyr Cove Resort Beach

760 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV

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 paddlewheeler which offers year-round, narrated cruises to Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay. Zephyr Cove Resort is managed by Aramark Corp., under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service.

Zephyr Cove Resort Beach
760 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV

Hours of Operation

Open year-round; sunrise to sunset.

Entry fee required.

Fees increase during Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Boat Rentals
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Food Concessions
  • Group Facilities
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Watertrail Trailhead
  • Wedding Venue & Catering

Beach Contact

Tel: 800-238-2463
Email or Website: www.zephyrcove.com

Helpful Information

No dogs allowed; No glass containers; No campfires or portable charcoal grills on the beach; No private boat access

The Forest Service requires the use of portable gas grills instead of charcoal. This reduces the risk of fires from hot coals and helps keep the beaches clean from ashes.

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.
  • Keep your butt in your pants - the sand is not an ashtray.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires and portable charcoal grills are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.

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.