Lake Tahoe Beaches: North & East Shore

By Tahoe Staff | Friday, January 15, 2016

Lake Tahoe: North Shore Beaches

Who doesn't love spending a hot summer day at one of Lake Tahoe's beaches? 

Incline Village Ski Beach

Private for Incline residents, temporary renters or homeowner’s association. Boat ramp, barbecue areas, kids climbing structures, slides and swings and volleyball courts.

Burnt Cedar Beach

Private for Incline residents, temporary renters or homeowner’s association. Swimming pool and kiddie pool, barbecue and lawn areas, kids climbing structures, slides and swings. (775) 832-1100.

The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Private for hotel guests. Boat, Jet ski and other rentals are accessible from Ski Beach and the Hyatt’s Beach. (775) 832-1234.

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

On Highway 28 in Kings Beach. A large, free sand beach with paid state parking. Boat, Jet ski and other rentals are available. Barbecue areas, kid’s park, and public restrooms.

Secline Beach

At the end of Secline Street in Kings Beach just south of the junction of Highway 267. Very limited parking, undeveloped rocky beach with access to lawn areas, picnic tables and fire pits.

North Tahoe Beach

Directly across from Safeway in Kings Beach. Some parking, grassy areas, volleyball court, picnic tables.

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Highway 28 at National Avenue in Tahoe Vista. Picnic tables and fire pits, boat launch fee.

Moon Dune Beach

Across from from Rustic Cottages Motel. Small sandy beach with picnic tables and fire pits. Roadside parking.

Carnelian Bay Patton Beach

Small stony beach adjacent to Sierra Boat Co. Marina and the Kayak Cafe in Carnelian Bay. Limited parking, picnic tables. Carnelian Bay Beach: Between Garwoods and Sierra Boat Co. Dogs legal. Restrooms, benches and footpaths. Mostly rocky beach, picnic tables available. Tahoe City Skylandia Beach — Off of Lake Forest Road, 1/2-mile east of Tahoe City with picnic tables and fire pits. Stony beach.

Lake Forest Beach

At the foot of Bristlecone off Lake Forest Road, 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City with picnic tables and fire pits.

Tahoe State Recreation Area

Highway 28 on the eastern edge of Tahoe City, adjacent to the Boatworks Mall, fee to park. Commons Beach — In the middle of Tahoe City, a large beach with a grassy area, kids swings, and a small parking area.

William Kent Beach

On Highway 89, 2.5 miles south of Tahoe City. Camping, picnic tables and firepits, small sandy beach.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Private Beach

A private sandy beach is ideal to set off on a kayaking or stand up paddle board adventure, to build a sand castle or to soak up the sun. Come relax, enjoy and cherish the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.


Lake Tahoe: East Shore Beaches

Parking is available in some lots, and in some roadside spots, along Highway 28 between Highway 50 and Sand Harbor. Once parked, there are steep, sandy hikes to mostly boulder beaches. Generally, there are no facilities, so bring trash bags to haul out what you haul in. Do not park where no parking signs exist; you will be towed immediately.

Sand Harbor (Lake Tahoe Nevada Division of State Parks)

Picnic facilities, restrooms, a huge sand beach and boulders for climbing. Parking fee per car, boat launching (at a separate entrance) and anchoring in the harbor also have fees. Annual day use/boating permits are available, $75. 2005 Highway 28 Sand Harbor, Nevada (775) 831-0494.