Lake Tahoe is blessed with many beautiful beaches. At most of them you can beach your boat, but you should scout carefully for rocks first. Putting out a stern anchor is always advisable when beaching, as it keeps the boat from drifting sideways and also makes it easier to leave, especially if a swell comes up. A safer approach is to anchor just off the beach and wade ashore.
Never leave a beached boat unattended. The swell can increase rapidly, especially on the East Shore beaches in the afternoon, making conditions hazardous.
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Small beach adjacent to Chambers Landing pier. Beach to one side of pier is private; one side is open to public.
Boat Access: Chambers landing dock
6300 Chambers Lodge Road
Homewood, CA 96141
Beautiful swath of beach, launch ramp, but only available for use by Incline residents, temporaray renters, or homeowner's association guests; launch permit can be issued to those meeting one of these criteria.
Incline Village, NV 89452
The park is located in downtown Kings Beach, off Hwy. 28. Restrooms, picnic area, barbecue grills, and playground area.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area features Ponderosa Pine and small brush covering the park's 700 feet of lake frontage area. This day-use only area is popular for water sports during the summer.
Hours: Dawn to 10 PM
North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA
Phone: (530) 546-4212
Huge pier with Caesars and other big casino boats, ski school, big mooring field, short-term tieup at dock, buoys and watertaxi, may beach boat as well; snack bar, tennis, swimming pool.
Boat Access: Marla Bay
Stateline, Nevada 89449
Phone: (775) 588-3055
Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Village on State Route 28. Nevada Division of State Parks, picnic facilities, restrooms, idyllic, beautiful little cove, often extremely crowded.Entrance: $12 ($2 discount for NV residents) (Apr15-Oct15), $7 ($2 discount NV residents)2 (Oct16-Apr14)
2005 Hwy. 28
Sand Harbor, Nevada
Phone: (702) 831-0494
A series of beautiful, remote beaches. Because it is a hike from the parking lot and the lot is small, these beaches are less crowded that most others. Some are frequented by nudists.
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, NV 89451
South of Lake Forest development; public pier, picnic facilities, small beach.
Skylandia Park is a 24-acre California State Park operated and maintained by the TCPUD. It is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Road. Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails, and picnicking. The park also features a beach, pier and swimming area.
Boat Access: Tie up at pier, anchor and dinghy in, or beach boat
Lake Forest Rd at end of Bristlecone
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530) 583-3796
Nice public pier, main attraction the Ehrman Mansion, lots of activities offered, good hiking, 175 campsites.
The ski trail parking on the west side of Highway 89 and the day use area on the east side of Highway 89 remain open during the winter.
Seasons: The campground will close for the winter season on November 30th and reopen on May 1st.
Boat Access: Pier, anchor out and dinghy in, or beach boat
Sugar Pine Point, CA 96142
Phone: (530) 525-7982, summer (530) 525-3345, snow phone (530) 525-7982
Beach launch site for small boats, sign posted prohibiting launch between 10 am and 4 pm., pebble/cobble beach, end of Grand Ave.
end of Grand Ave.
Tahoe Pines, CA 96141
Hwy. 28 and National Ave. Picnic area, barbecue pits, and public restrooms. Launch fee $5, $7 daily fee to park.
Hwy. 28 and National Ave.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Phone: (530) 546-4212