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Chambers Landing

Chambers Landing is a small public beach located on National Forest land. Parking along the paved entrance road is the only public parking available. There are no services or BBQ grills, and dogs are required to be on leash. The beach is located near a popular restaurant and bar.

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Sugar Pine Point

The beach at Sugar Pine Point State Park is primarily sand, and is located within the historic zone, near the popular Pine Lodge mansion.  Its size varies with the  water level of Lake Tahoe. Two portions of the beach are located north and south of the mouth of General Creek. The north portion is accessed […]

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Meeks Bay Resort Beach

Meeks Bay Resort is located on National Forest land and is managed by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California in beautiful and scenic Meeks Bay.   The beach has views of the Kehlet Mansion and Washoe House; off to the south Heavenly Mountain Resort and the casinos are visible; to the east stands Cave Rock.  […]

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Meeks Bay Beach

Meeks Bay Beach is located on National Forest land and is popular for its beautiful scenery, sprawling clean beaches and easy access. Restrooms and picnic tables are available. Meeks Bay Campground is located adjacent to Meeks Bay day use beach.

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D. L. Bliss/Lester Beach

“Bliss Beach” is a beautiful, popular beach located within DL Bliss State Park. It is composed of two parts: the north portion is known as “Lester Beach” and the south portion is known as “Calloway Cove”. This area is the northern portal to the famous Rubicon Wall, one of the deepest portions of Lake Tahoe, […]

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Emerald Bay Beach and Underwater Park

Emerald Bay’s spectacular beaches are accessed via the Rubicon Hiking Trail or by boat. Parking for the trail is located at Eagle Point Campground to the south, DL Bliss State Park to the north, and the Vikingsholm Parking Lot on the west end of Emerald Bay. The trail down to the beach is steep and not recommended for […]

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Camp Richardson Resort Beach

Camp Richardson Resort beach stretches for one-quarter mile and offers great views of Cave Rock, Heavenly Mountain Resort and the East Shore. Music and cocktails are available at The Beacon Bar and Grill. Hot Dog & Snow Cone stand available at the Marina. Boat, jet ski, kayak, SUP, peddle boats, and more are available for […]

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