Beaches

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, making it an ideal destination for a summertime beach vacation. With 72 miles of tranquil sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear water, these beaches provide a breathtaking backdrop for beachgoers.

Enjoy the soft sandy beaches at Zephyr Cove or the beautiful backdrop of Emerald Bay. Lakefront restaurants offer scenic views for romantic couples and docks for boaters. Boat-only-access campgrounds offer a camping experience unlike any other and the water clarity makes Lake Tahoe an ideal destination for scuba divers. Large outdoor pavilions with covered seating create the perfect venue for barbecues, corporate events, weddings and receptions. Or visit one of Tahoe’s many historic sites, such as Vikingsholm in Emerald bay, or the Thunderbird Lodge near hidden beach.

Fun in the Sun at Lake Tahoe

Wondering what to do during summer in Lake Tahoe?

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Lake Tahoe Beaches: South Shore

Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is full of beautiful beaches. These are great spots to relax, take a swift or have a barbeque. Here’s what you need to know to choose a beach that’s right for you.

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Pet-friendly Accommodations in Lake Tahoe

We love pets up here at Lake Tahoe! And pets love Tahoe, where there are plenty of critters to chase, water to swim in and trees to—sniff.

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The Skinny on Lake Tahoe’s Nude Beaches

Tired of swimming in trunks? Left your bikini at the hotel? Here’s the scoop to Lake Tahoe’s best nude beaches.

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Lake Tahoe Beaches: West Shore

Lake Tahoe’s West Shore is full of beautiful beaches. These are great spots to relax, take a swim or have a barbeque. Here’s what you need to know to choose a beach that’s right for you.

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Lake Tahoe Summer Events

Lake Tahoe summer events come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find a related summer event at Lake Tahoe.

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Preparing for a Lake Tahoe Beach Day

You might want to pack a few essentials, since the summer days are hot and dry, the sun is more potent and you might get hungry.

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10 Great Swaths of Sand

Ahhh, summertime, and the beaches are great, especially at Lake Tahoe, where 72 miles of shoreline call out for days of sunny relaxation.

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Tahoe Regions: South Shore

Find the perfect beach on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

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Family Friendly Tahoe Beaches

Wondering where to take the kids this Saturday? Why not go to the beach, and even better, a beach that has clean bathrooms, convenient parking, kid-friendly sand and maybe even a snack bar.

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On the Hill: Morning Swim at Kiva Beach

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different Lake Tahoe adventure every day. Today’s activity: Morning swim at Kiva Beach. Conditions: Wakey wakey, it’s time for a brisk morning swim! Michelle takes an early morning dip, and shows…

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Pet-Friendly Beaches and Parks

Treat your dog to nice walk on the beach, or throw the tennis ball around at one of our maintained parks.

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Lake Tahoe Summer Guide

It’s summertime at Lake Tahoe and the possibilities are endless. There is nothing quite like a Summer in Tahoe. Immerse yourself in all of the beauty, variety and adventure of Lake Tahoe.

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Lake Tahoe Beaches Map

Lake Tahoe Beaches, color-coded by region. Need a quick dip in the refreshing crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe? Here’s a guide to finding the perfect beach.

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Lake Tahoe Beaches: North & East Shore

Enjoy scenic and diverse beaches along the east and north shores of Tahoe, from Sand Harbor in the east to Tahoe City in the north.

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On the Hill: Kayak Speedboat Beach

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different Lake Tahoe adventure every day. Today’s activity: Kayak Speedboat Beach. About the beach: Lou Friedman takes us on his inaugural outing to Speedboat Beach on the north shore of the…

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