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Lake Tahoe Public Beaches

Lake Tahoe Beach

Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the U.S. and has over 70 miles of shoreline. Most of the Tahoe shoreline is either granite boulders and cliffs, but the lake does have many great public beaches for swimming, picnics, BBQs or just lying around in the sun. Some of the beaches have parking fees associated with them and most don't allow dogs, so please check the websites when available.

Here is a list of our favorites spots on the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe!

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The North Tahoe Beach Center is a 2.7 acre site that includes 540 feet of shoreline and is owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy, maintained and managed by California State Parks. It is located at the intersection of Highway 267 and Highway 28. North Tahoe Beach has 3 beach volleyball courts, restroom facilities and a pavilion.

In the heart of Tahoe City! This is the perfect beach for families, offering a grass picnic area, sand beach and children's playground. Plus, you can't beat the views!

D. L. Bliss State Park is located on the western shore of Lake Tahoe, just north of Emerald Bay State Park. Notable features include Rubicon Point Light, the highest-elevation lighthouse in the United States.

~Located in the heart of Kings Beach off of Hwy 28, this beach features basketball, and volleyball courts. Stop by any time of day to jump into a pick-up game of either. The beach is flat with lots of sand and good swimming.  Weekly Farmer's Market on Tuesday, Thursday concerts and movies on Tuesday evening.

Lake Forest Beach is a free day-use park within the neighborhood of Lake Forest Glen, a few miles outside of Tahoe City. The beach is a secluded, sandy and pebbly shoreline.

Moon Dunes Beach is located in Tahoe Vista just off of North Lake Boulevard (State Route 28). It adjoins Snow Creek and is across from the Rustic Cottages.