Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach

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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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  • This is a very nice beach. Parking can be a challenge so go in the morning 10a or later after people have packed up to leave 5p. Even though it was only 83F the sand was on FIRE. Wear shoes of some so...  more »
  • This beach is great access if you are within walking distance but if you’re going to drive from somewhere I would recommend going to Sand Harbor instead. The staff here was very friendly it was just t...  more »
  • The beach is so popular that parking is challenging and the beach feels crowded. The park has been recently renovated and the grounds are nicely kept. Nice shallow entry into the lake. Rental boats ar...  more »
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  • Nice clean beach to take little children too! Ducks swim by looking for duck treats. 🦆 Fun play area for kids of all ages to play together. Fun!
  • I usually am visiting in the summer and this place is packed. There is so much to do in the area, including enjoying the beach with family and friends. Up on the main strip there are a lot of great shops and places to eat. And I am not too sure there is a much better view in the world
  • Beautiful, really beautiful. Couldn't enjoy the waters as I visited during winter. But you can have a blast in good weather
  • Nice little Tahoe beach that has some sand. There is a small pier about an eight of a mile down. I think you have to pay for parking, but the place didn't appear attended during the time.
  • The beach is great, but its become very Gestapo like in terms of the sheriff's since it's become a state park. We used to be able to bring dogs to play and swim off season and no one hassled us. I understand when it's high season with lots of people, but to be hassled when there's barely anyone there is annoying. So long as you pick up after your dog, why is it a problem? Not what it used to be!
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