Hidden Beach

South of Incline Village
NV 89451

(530) 543-2694

2018 Update: There is currently road construction and parking in the designated area is no longer available until the work of putting in a new bike path to Sand Harbor is completed. At this time we suggest not visiting this beach. Past Hidden Beach heading south on Hwy. 28 there are other beach options Chimney Beach, Secret Cove and Sand Harbor. Summer months are especially congested and arriving to the beach as early as 9am might be advised in order to get parking within walking/hiking distance to the beaches.

“Hidden in plain sight” might be the best way to describe Lake Tahoe’s Hidden Beach. Although it sits right next to Highway 28, you won’t even see it unless you stop and peer over the guard rail. The beach itself is flanked by giant boulders with lots of sand for sunbathing, picnicking, and swimming. It’s a great place to spend the day just lounging and swimming.

During peak summer months it is recommended you get to the Hidden Beach by 11am for easier parking and optimum choices  to spread out your beach gear. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water and even an umbrella if you want some shade. You’ll find boaters like to anchor near the waters edge and swim. Also it’s common for kayakers and people on stand up paddle board to cruise through. Typically the water near the surface is a bit warmer which makes for a more pleasant dip in the lake.

Unfortunately there is no actual parking lot for Hidden Beach, which means you must park along the highway where permitted and follow a dirt trail on the outside of the guard rail to the beach. The walk is easy going, but not too wide. Many visitors choose to pull over and unload gear and extra passengers right next to the beach and then send the driver off to find parking. Although the parking situation is a little inconvenient, this is what makes Hidden Beach truly secluded. If you want an easier beach to access check out our Lake Tahoe beaches map for other great North Lake Tahoe beaches in the area.

The best parking choices is near the intersection of Lakeshore Boulevard and Hwy. 28 in Incline, Village. Hidden Beach is about a half-mile south of the intersection and you can take the developed trail to the beach. The views and water are  amazing so take your camera!  This is a wonderful and private place to relax and enjoy Lake Tahoe.

Please note, that Hidden Beach is NOT a clothing optional beach per NRS 201.220. For families we should mention that you might still find a few nude sunbathers on occasion.

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