The California Tahoe Conservancy's "Patton Landing" beach is located in the heart of Carnelian Bay. The concessionaire on property is Waterman's Landing - a small coffeehouse with fresh food and drinks as well as kayak, paddleboard and canoe rentals. The public beach has lakefront picnic tables and seasonal restrooms. There is free parking at this site however the parking lot is small. A car top boat launch facility is also free to the public. Be sure to protect Lake Tahoe by inspecting your non-motorized watercraft for aquatic invasive species! This beach has smooth, black pebbles rather than sand, which is a unique characteristic within the Tahoe Basin.