South Lake Tahoe Beaches

South Lake Tahoe Beaches

South Lake Tahoe beaches are diverse in their offerings and with 72 miles of Tahoe shoreline there are plenty of hidden coves and large public beaches to tan your tush! Soak in the rays as you take in the panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe. Somehow gazing at that sparkling blue water just makes your day slow down a few paces.  So, take your pick from one of the South Lake Tahoe beaches. Or visit them all!

Nevada Beach is .7 miles long and the widest sandy beach on the lake. It is one of Lake Tahoe’s dog friendly beaches, has picnic tables, camping areas, and is wonderful for large groups and a popular place for kiteboarding. The sandy beach at Zephyr Cove is more than a mile long, has a huge grassy group event area, beachfront cabins, a campground, a ton of watersport rentals available, and is the launch point of M.S. Dixie II. Its beachside Sunset Bar provides a fun party atmosphere that is popular with the over-twenty-one crowd.

Regan Beach is a city beach with an expansive grassy area overlooking the lake that is very popular for beach weddings. Families also enjoy its lakeside playground and volleyball court. Baldwin Beach is a local favorite and has amazing views of Mt. Tallac. Camp Richardson Resort Beach and Marina also has a lot to offer, with lakeside restaurants, a family-friendly sandy beach and swim area, and a variety of water sport rentals. Expand your selection and head north to conquer a few North Lake Tahoe beaches as well.


Looking for an open sandy beach with amazing views? Baldwin Beach and Ski Beach can be your own little piece of paradise and made our list of Lake Tahoe’s Best Beaches! These two South Lake Tahoe beaches attract locals and families alike, who flock... More Details

Camp Richardson sign

The historic Camp Richardson Resort offers year-round activities. Take advantage of their full-service marina in the summer, and go cross country skiing in the winter. Many people come to spend the day at the sandy beach with a roped off swim area and... More Details

Cave Rock boat launch and beach includes one double ramp with a dock separating the ramps and over 40 parking spaces for trailer parking. During the summer months it’s wise to get your boat out early so you are guaranteed a parking place. This boat... 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. It made our list of Lake Tahoe’s Best Beaches! The park location is on... More Details

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... More Details

Emerald Bay Beach

Spend the day relaxing at Emerald Bay Beach – a National Natural Landmark with 360 degree views that encompass Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Eagle Falls and Vikingsholm Castle. This dramatic bay setting has been called one of the “most photographed... More Details

Featuring fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Tallac, Kiva Beach is a hidden jewel. It can be a little difficult to find due to a lack of signs once you park, but it is well worth the effort. Enjoy free parking and a Visitor’s... More Details

Looking for one of the finest sand beaches on Lake Tahoe? Lakeside Beach and Marina will have you relaxing in no time. Enjoy a dip in the cool water, take the kids to the lakeside playground, or play some sand volleyball with friends. There is also a... More Details

Nevada Beach is its own little adventure. The beach is best described as peaceful, quiet and huge! It is 0.7 miles long and in some places the sand is over 300 yards wide. Although this makes it a little on the windy side, the wind makes it popular for... More Details

Families love Pope Beach for its clear shallow water and relative shelter from the wind. There is plenty of sandy beach to go around, and the parking lot runs the length of the beach, providing easy beach access. There are kayak and other watercraft rentals... More Details

Regan Beach, the City of South Lake Tahoe’s oldest beach, is a little more secluded than El Dorado Beach. It can best be described as more of a park than a beach, with lots of grass to play and relax on. Families love the playground, sand volley ball... More Details

Family’s flock to Round Hill Pines Beach Resort for its half-mile long sandy beach, gorgeous sunsets, heated pool, and other day use amenities. It is also a popular site for private parties and elegant lakeside weddings. A marina provides watercraft... More Details

If you are looking for the “fun” beach atmosphere then head to Zephyr Cove – one of Lake Tahoe’s party beaches. This popular South Lake Tahoe beach fills up fast in the summer months, attracting the younger crowd who enjoy the energy... More Details