North Lake Tahoe Beaches

Lake Tahoe Beaches Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe is a vacation hotspot that attracts tourists from all over the world. At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide it is the largest Alpine lake in North America. Visitors are awed by the panoramic mountain views that can be experienced from every beach on the 72 mile shoreline. August is the warmest month with an average of 78.7 degrees, making it a perfect time to hit the beach!

North Lake Tahoe’s Hidden Beach is very popular and located near Incline Village. It’s little hard to find and parking is limited, but it is worth the effort to get there. Chimney Beach is a delightful sandy beach that is found six miles south of Incline Village. It is one of Lake Tahoe’s dog friendly beaches and attracts a variety of beach-goers. The a little further south is beautiful little D.L. Bliss Beach is a must-stop little piece of paradise that is sheltered in a cove making for a gorgeous setting. It is also popular for camping and hiking.

Looking for a large recreation area? Kings Beach Recreation Area is a great spot for water sport rentals, and attracts families and large groups with its playground, volleyball courts, and shaded picnic tables. Meeks Bay is another recreation area with a fantastic family atmosphere, plus camping, food, boat rentals, and bathrooms with showers. Of course Sand Harbor beach is also at the top of family beaches with it’s goreous views, sandy beach and picnic amenities. Hop in the car and head south for some South Lake Tahoe beaches with their special qualities that make them a winner too.

Carnelian West Beach Lake Tahoe

Carnelian West Beach and Public Lake Access shares the same parking area as North Lake Tahoe’s famous Gar Woods Restaurant. Gar Woods maintains Carnelian West Beach on behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy. This beach stretches 530 feet where... More Details

Chambers Landing Beach

Chambers Landing beach is a small public beach managed by the U.S. Forest Service and located near Homewood, California. Enjoy great views of North Lake Tahoe that will not disappoint.  The beach itself is a mixture of sand and some small rocks that... More Details

Chimney Beack Lake Tahoe

Chimney Beach is one of the best ways to get away from the crowds, as long as you’re willing to make the moderate half mile hike (one way). Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Tahoe, boulder outcroppings, sandy beach, crystal clear water and the unique... More Details

Commons Beach is the jewel in the heart of Tahoe City. Spanning four acres, it is the site of many community events, such as summertime concerts, movies, music, and a farmer’s market. Families love the beachside playground situated among towering trees.... More Details

Lester Beach and Calawee Cove Beach are located at D.L. Bliss State Park have to be some of Lake Tahoe’s most awe inspiring beaches with expansive views of Lake Tahoe. The park location is on the West side of Lake Tahoe, just above Emerald Bay.... More Details

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... More Details

Hurricane Bay Beach Lake Tahoe

Hurricane Bay Beach is located on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore where local homeowners moor their boats in this beautiful bay. It’s easy to spot and parking  made simple since the road skirts along the shoreline with parking spots right off the... More Details

Incline Beach in Incline Village

Come enjoy Incline Beach, Ski Beach, and Burnt Cedar Beach & Pool you will need a valid Beach Access IVGID Recreation Pass, daily beach pass or a Recreation Punch Card available at the Parks & Recreation Department located at the Incline Village... More Details

Welcome to Kings Beach, the largest public beach on the North Shore! Explore its nearly 700 feet of shoreline or spend the day on the water with a rental from North Tahoe Watersports. Rent a Jet Ski, kayak, water bike, or paddle boat, or enjoy a parasailing... More Details

Families love Meeks Bay for its spacious white sandy beach and lakeside picnic areas. The large designated swimming area is accessed easily from the parking lot (which requires a fee). For your convenience there is an onsite food stand, bathrooms, and... More Details

Families, couples, and individuals alike love North Lake Tahoe Beach. It is a quaint 2.7 acres with 540 feet of shoreline, making it a little less crowded than some of the larger beaches. Kick off your shoes and enjoy a game of sand volley ball in one... More Details

Lake Tahoe Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor is located along State Route 28, just three miles south of Incline Village. The area offers 55 acres of paradise – expansive sandy beaches, rocky coves, and panoramic views of the east shoreline.  Swimmers and scuba divers enjoy... More Details

Secret Cove Beach Lake Tahoe

Secret Cove Beach on Lake Tahoe’s east shore is located along Highway 28 not too far from other popular Lake Tahoe beaches like Chimney Beach and Sand Harbor. Secret Cove is one of those signature Lake Tahoe photo spots and you can see why. This... More Details

Skunk Harbor is one of North Lake Tahoe’s hidden beaches. It can only be accessed by hiking or biking the 1.6-mile long trail. The “trail” is actually an old road with a lot of history. As you hike, see if you can spot the remains of an old railroad... More Details

Bordering Lake Tahoe for almost two miles, Sugar Pine Point State Park is the largest state park at Lake Tahoe. Explore its 2,000 acres filled with sugar pine, aspen, juniper, and fir forests, plus 3.5 miles that extends into the Desolation Wilderness... More Details

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch underwent a total reconstruction that was completed in the summer 2006. Come enjoy the beach and picnic area on the 2.7 acre lakeshore property, with approximately 800 feet of lakeshore frontage. The Recreation... More Details