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Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor, one of the  most popular and spectacular parks in the Tahoe basin, has many beaches to serve your particular needs. The Main Beach is 2,500 feet long and is popular for swimming and sunbathing and a wide variety of beach activities. There is also a small launch corridor for non-motorized watercraft at the south end (look […]

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Hidden Beach, NV

Located on Hwy 28 1 mile south of Incline Village,  Hidden Beach is approximately 750 feet long with rocky alcoves and plenty of adjacent boulder shoreline.  Limited highway parking is available 1 mile north near Incline. It is a non-fee area but donations are encouraged. Trails and a vault toilet are available in the area.

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Kings Beach Picnic Area

Adjacent to Kings Beach Boat Launch Facility and Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach Picnic Area is the perfect spot for small picnics at its one acre shaded picnic area and rocky beach.  Dogs are allowed, but it is very rocky especially in high lake water years.  Paid parking is available at its large parking lot, which is […]

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Kings Beach State Recreation Area is the flagship beach site in the North Tahoe area. KBSRA’s 1,700 feet of lakefront is the largest public access sandy beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The wide stretch of white sand is a favorite of visitors and residents alike.  Its south facing aspect and a lake […]

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North Tahoe Beach

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 42 parking spaces; however, they fill up early during the height of the summer season! The park includes a grassy area located above the […]

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Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) is a sandy beach with restrooms, plaza, roped swim area, restrooms, and boat launch. The site contains a shady picnic grove with clusters of tables.  A parking lot (entrance on National Avenue) provides 20 boat trailer parking spaces and 40 auto parking spaces.  Lodging and food are nearby. Tahoe Adventure […]

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Patton Landing – Watermans Landing

Carnelian West

Skylandia State Park & Beach

Skylandia State Park & Beach is a 24-acre California State Park operated and maintained by the Tahoe City Public Utility District.  It is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Road. Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails, and picnicking. The park also features a beach, pier and swimming area.

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Lake Forest Beach (Bristlecone)

Lake Forest Beach Park, offering an incredible view of the lake, is located at the end of Bristlecone Avenue off of Lake Forest Rd in Tahoe Ciy, CA. Lake Forest Beach Park is a popular spot for swimming, sightseeing, bird watching, horseshoes, picnicking and wind surfing. Limited parking is available.  

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