Sandy beach
No
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons is a popular beach on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The sizable beach lies close to many shops and eateries of downtown South Lake Tahoe, and is directly across the street from the City of South Lake Tahoe Campground.

The Lakeview Commons area features a small park with a public boat launch, restrooms, picnic tables and BBQs. A terraced seating area slopes down to the lakeshore, and concerts are occasionally held here.

Kayak and SUP rentals are available here during the summer months. A paved bike path also runs though the area above the beach. Parking is free in the Lakeview Commons Lot. Please note that no dogs are allowed on this beach.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall
Spring

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Close to town. Free parking. Great picnic area. Long Beach.

Cons

Nicer beaches nearby.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Near lake or river
Big vistas
Picnic tables

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.

You May Also Enjoy

Organ Mountains Wilderness Area, New Mexico
Truckee + Lake Tahoe area, California