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William Kent Shoreline

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.

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Kaspian Picnic Area/Shoreline

Kaspian Picnic Area is located on National Forest land and is situated along a one-half mile stretch of cobbled shoreline with expansive views across Lake Tahoe. The picnic area parallels the Tahoe City bike path, and offers numerous picnic tables, a 100 foot public pier, and public restroom. The site is managed by a concessionaire, […]

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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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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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Kiva Shoreline

Kiva Shoreline (also known at Tallac/Kiva Point or Visitor Center beach) is located on National Forest land and boasts approximately 200 yards of narrow sandy, shoreline adjacent to a fragile marsh-zone (please do not enter marsh zone for the protection of wildlife). There is minimal sand/mostly soil shoreline from Tallac Point to Kiva Picnic Area. […]

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Tallac Shoreline

This beach is located on National Forest land and begins at the Camp Richardson fence and extends along the shoreline adjacent to the Tallac Historic Site, approximately one-quarter of a mile. The shoreline is narrow with a sand/soil mixture. Dogs are welcome on a leash, a picnic area is available and public bathrooms are located […]

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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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Pope Beach

Pope Beach is located on National Forest land and is approximately three-quarter miles long with a sandy beach, excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities and incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Kayak rentals and a food concession are available on site. Pope Beach is easily accessible by bicycle via the Pope/Baldwin Bike […]

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