Tahoe Things to Do: Beaches

Visiting one of our many beaches is one of the most popular things to do in Tahoe since Lake Tahoe has a 72-mile perimeter, and its beaches dot around it like pearls. Though the water doesn't get to exactly balmy temps, beach-going is still a favorite thing to do in Tahoe. Rumor has it that there's even a nude beach somewhere around here!

D.L. Bliss State Park

Lake Tahoe Beaches
CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 525-7277

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of stunning turquoise water, old-growth forests and giant cartoon-like granite boulders that balance themselves like toys in amazing ways. There are multiple hiking trails that lead from the park, giving plenty of opportunities to enjoy the splendor that outdoor Tahoe has to offer, and you'll find several good dive spots here...read more

DL Bliss State Park is a culmination of absolute Tahoe beauty in the form of...read more

Donner Memorial State Park

Lake Tahoe Beaches
12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7892

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner Memorial State Park the perfect place for either a visit or an extended stay. The Donner name may not ring a bell for those who didn’t excel in their Western United States history class, but throw in the word “cannibalism” and the story of the snow-stranded emigrants and their ill-fated...read more

History buffs, campers, cyclists, hikers and those who love their water sports will find Donner...read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Lake Tahoe Beaches
CA State Park Road, Tahoma, CA
(530) 525-7982

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also open with a larger selection of sites in the summer, the park is positioned to take advantage of both the beautiful natural setting of Lake Tahoe and the historic aspects. Within the park is access to the Hellman-Ehrmann Mansion that was built in 1905. The property is still exquisitely maintained...read more

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is your best bet for winter camping. Also...read more

Edgewood Tahoe

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Beaches
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Founded on an ethos of sustainability, environmental stewardship and a legacy of luxury, Edgewood Tahoe Resort has risen from a world-class golf course to a world-class travel and business destination, offering guests access to unforgettable alpine experiences. Homesteaded more than 150 years ago by the rugged ranchers of the Park family, the lakefront property later became an original stop on the Pony Express. Set on 235...read more

Founded on an ethos of sustainability, environmental stewardship and a legacy of luxury, Edgewood Tahoe...read more

Emerald Bay State Park

Lake Tahoe Beaches
11001 CA Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3030

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay State Park. The park includes two campgrounds: the Boat-In Camp (accessible by boat and foot only) and Eagle Point Campground. Within the park are various treasures including Tahoe's hidden castle, Vikingsholm, the scenic Rubicon foot trail that connects Eagle Point Campground with Vikingsholm and DL Bliss State Park. The park...read more

If visiting Lake Tahoe in the summer, a great place to camp is Emerald Bay...read more

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Lake Tahoe Beaches
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 583-3074

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free, and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals, and parking costs $10 for both cars and trucks. Dogs are not allowed...read more

With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy...read more

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Lake Tahoe Beaches
10981 Truckee Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. Those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free, others for a fee. The...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more

West End Beach of Donner Lake

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Lake Tahoe Beaches
15962 South Shore Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west...read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of...read more