Kings Beach State Recreation Area
- Type: Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Extending more than 3 miles along Lake Tahoe's northern shore, this beach is one of the largest in the area. The 28-acre park — which encompasses a fair amount of shoreline on the northern edge of Lake Tahoe — is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and boating; plus, there is also a picnic area and a playground. However, recent visitors warn against dueling temperatures in the summer. The sand can get extremely hot (bring along some sandals), while the lake remains quite chilly.
Kings Beach can also get crowded, enticing beach bums with the promise of warm weather, beautiful views and water sports galore. If you're visiting Lake Tahoe in July or August, keep an eye out for some of the park's lesser-known sandy spots.
Kings Beach State Recreation Area is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. You don't have to pay to play, but recent visitors do mention a small charge for parking. You might also leave your car in town (the park is near the towns of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista and Carnelian Bay) and walk to the beach. For more information, visit the Kings Beach State Recreation Area website.
Nearby Things To Do
Northstar California Resort5.8 miles away
Squaw Valley11.0 miles away
Alpine Meadows12.5 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe6.0 miles away
The Cedar House Sport Hotel9.8 miles away
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino4.4 miles away