Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach

#11 of 27 in Parks in Lake Tahoe (California)
KBSRA's 979 feet of lakefront is the largest public access sandy beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The wide stretch of white sand that makes up Kings Beach is a favorite of visitors and residents alike. Its south facing aspect and a lake floor that gradually deepens, makes this one of the warmest swimming areas on the Lake. The beach is adjacent to the Kings Beach Plaza (see description below).

A beautiful playground area overlooks the water and gives the kids a place to play after they have tired of playing in the Lake. One picnic area near the playground is available for rental by groups, but generally BBQ and picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Continue to love Kings beach for family fun. We have enjoyed swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, "picnic"ing and simply reading in the sun.  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    Has the great honor to live here, it's so quiet and beautiful. Clear waters and wonderful scenery, clean air. Can nothing but to love it with all the heart and soul. If you get the chance, get here and enjoy nature.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Kids loved playing in the sand. The beach was narrow and crowded, but we didn't mind that too much. Water was of course great,. . but we did see some trash strewn around :(  more »
  • June 20, 2017
    Nice beach, great spot as you can head into the village area get food, play mini golf and more. Not a fan of the large groups that seem to show up, lots of partying and smokers. Did see quite a few Park Law Enforcement. Water was nice, paddle out just a little bit and got to see the rock bottoms.
  • June 30, 2017
    First off this is a great beach. Nice sand and beautiful location. Playground and a few picnic tables and trees for some shade. Park for a fee or park across the street for free.
  • February 22, 2017
    We were staying at the Biltmore for my husband's dart tournament. We were sight seeing and kings beach was one of the sights. It is amazing there. Very clean and we'll maintained, if you are ever in the area this is a location you must see. It's beautiful there. Very busy location, but has plenty of parking
  • May 21, 2017
    Awesome view of snow capped mountains and lake Tahoe does give a feel of ocean ! Serene Scenic Sublime !!!
  • May 1, 2017
    Great beach access. Concerts on the beach Friday nights are really fun.

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