El Dorado Beach

Hwy. 50 (center of So. Lake Tahoe)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150


At the center of South Lake Tahoe you will discover El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons has a lot to offer. This South Lake Tahoe beach is popular with locals and visitors alike, the beach draws a large crowd who take advantage of the many activities available. The picnic and barbeque facilities are fantastic, and there is a watercraft rental shop right on the beach. Beach-goers sun themselves on the large beach and tiered wall with lots of places to sit and take in the view. There is a wonderful roped off swim area that is fairly shallow for the kiddos. The El Dorado boat ramp is available to put your non motorized watercraft in the lake. Check to see if the ramp is open to motorized vessels since access is dependent on the lake level.

El Dorado Beach offers a large lawn area where you can relax on a blanket and soak in the expansive Lake Tahoe view. You will find a large picnic area with tables and barbeque pits for those who want to hang out near the beach. There is convenient food stand for yummy snacks and ice cream. There are two parking lots with a parking fee, restrooms, and a bike trail. If you seek a dog friendly beach then we recommend Regan Beach just a little further down the road.

The Truckee River runoff causes the water at El Dorado Beach to be a little more clouded than other beaches, but its large size and convenient location make up for it. There are a number of local Lake Tahoe beaches nearby so take a  minute to check out the beaches map for other choices.

Location: You will find El Dorado Beach at the heart of South Lake Tahoe across from The Campground by the Lake on Hwy 50 and Lakeview Ave.

Beach Details:
Boat Access and Ramp (open dependent on lake level)
Food Concessions
Nearby Campsites
Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals
Picnic Tables
Public Bathrooms
Public Transit Nearby
Shade Available
Water Trial

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