Lake Tahoe Beaches
Summer is here and Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh alpine air and the cool and clear waters. From Kings Beach to Tahoe City, we have many public beaches offering a variety of recreation activities that will suit the entire family.
Commons Beach offers more than 4 acres of recreation area.It has a path for walking and the beach is perfect for swimming. The area has a playground for children and picnic tables. It is located on the lake in downtown Tahoe City, nearby to restaurants for grabbing a picnic lunch. Much of the park is grass and soft sand so whether you want to bring your beach blanket or rent water sports equipment nearby, you will find the perfect launching place for your summer adventures.
Special Events at Lake Tahoe
If you are searching for that special venue for an upcoming event, Commons Beach boasts a group barbecue area that can accommodate up to 75 people. The amphitheater seats another 65. Each of these areas and other outdoor venues are available to rent through the Tahoe City Public Utility District.
In the summer, Commons Beach is the home of ourFREE Concerts every Sunday afternoon and FREE Movies on the Beach every Wednesday night.
Water Sport Rentals
If you are looking for paddle boards and kayaks near Tahoe City, Tahoe Adventure Company rents bikes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. They also offer corporate team building using High Ropes Courses, Low Ropes, Scavenger Hunts, Beach Olympics, Wacky Olympics, Geocaching, Amazing Races and Philanthropic Programs.
Kings Beach Recreation Area
Located at the intersection of Hwy 28 and 267, Kings Beach State Recreation Area features 979 feet of beautiful frontage property along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This day-use only area has a large sandy beach and multiple picnic tables under the shade of Jeffery pines. Often you will find hand crafts being sold in the tented area. In Kings Beach you will find an 'Old Tahoe' style feel to this small town with family-run motels and locally 'famous' eateries. Nearby, kids can enjoy ice cream and miniature golf.
Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
You can find water sport activities near Kings Beach or at Tahoe Paddle & Oar where you can rent ocean kayaks and paddleboards. Every rental comes with paddles, life vests and friendly instruction. They offer direct access to the water so that you don’t have to carry or haul the equipment. Another benefit is FREE parking to customers at their store.
Tahoe Paddle & Oar also offer tours to explore the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the water. Their staff will not only guide you through gigantic boulder mazes, but they will also provide you with instruction, while educating you about the history of the lake and the geological history of the area.
Owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy, "Patton Landing" beach is located in the heart of Carnelian Bay. The public beach has lakefront picnic tables and seasonal restrooms. There is free parking at this site, however the parking lot is small. If you are bringing water craft that fits on the top of your car, you will find a launch facility that is free to the public.
Be sure to protect Lake Tahoe by inspecting your non-motorized watercraft for aquatic invasive species! All motorized watercraft entering Tahoe requires a formal inspection. Patton Beach has smooth, black pebbles rather than sand, which is a unique characteristic within the Tahoe Basin.
Where to Eat Carnelian Bay
Watermans Landing and Coffee House provides Patton beach visitors and the community of Carnelian Bay a friendly and comfortable ambiance where the customers can enjoy healthy food and drinks at a reasonable price. They have created a menu which caters to everyone including vegan, gluten-free and paleo eater.
You can also rent kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for one hour, half day and full day rentals. If you just want to lounge on the beach, they also rent beach chairs.
A short walk will lead you to the area's popular Garwoods Restaurant where you can enjoy Lake Tahoe's favorite drinks and family cuisine. You can come to the restaurant by boat and tie it up to the dock out front.
Be sure to visit North Lake Tahoe Parks to learn more about the beaches in the area.
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