Sandy beach
No
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Nevada Beach is arguably one of the nicest and most scenic beaches on Lake Tahoe. The wide, sandy beach stretches for over half a mile and is an excellent place to relax, recreate or just enjoy the views.

There is a $10 entrance fee to drive to the beach and park near the campground. However, those looking to avoid the fee can hike the scenic Lam Watah Nature Trail to reach Nevada Beach for free.

Nevada Beach itself is simply stunning. Large pine trees provide shade near the beach, and there are restrooms and picnic areas here as well. Going for a swim at Nevada Beach is an excellent choice, and during the summer months kayak rentals and food concessions are available.

A small portion of Nevada Beach is also dog friendly, making it a great choice for those with four legged friends.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Spring
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

10

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Stunningly gorgeous beach. Dogs allowed in areas.

Cons

$10 entrance fee. Crowds during summer.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

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

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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