With all of the sunshine we get here, it invites you to get outside to enjoy it!
Lake Tahoe beaches are always popular in the summer because Lake Tahoe is so incredible. Sand Harbor is a very popular spot on the East shore. There is a fair amount of beach space, a boat ramp, picnicking, kayak and paddle board rentals. Kings Beach is another family friendly beach surrounded by shops, restaurants and places to rent kayaks and paddle boards.
If you are up for hiking in, try Hidden Beach, just South of Incline Village, near Tunnel Creek road. On the West side, you can visit Emerald Bay Beach and make a visit to Vikingsholm while you’re there! About a mile from Hwy 28, you can get to Chimney Beach, named after the stone chimney remaining on the beach; this is a dog friendly hot spot in the summer.
The Sparks Marina is 77 acre lake, surrounded by park-like landscaping. The Marina has a large concrete path around the perimeter of the water, approximately 2 miles in total. It is popular place for biking, runners and walkers. There is a large playground for kids, volleyball in the sand, two beaches, concession stands and is home for kayakers, paddle boarders, people fishing and sponsored wakeboard events.
Pyramid Lake , located about 30 minutes North of Sparks, is a unique desert lake, named after its rock formations. Beaches are kid friendly and the water is warm. Pyramid is a popular destination for camping, fishing, boating, jet skiing, and other water sports.
The Truckee River has several popular beaches, including the White Water Rafting Park and raft rentals in the North Shore of Tahoe.
If you are interested in some other areas for water recreation nearby, consider some of these options: