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Address: Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Includes public and private resort beaches, which are both well-kept.

Includes public and private resort beaches, which are both well-kept.

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$230*
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Pretty but busy

Need car to get there, but lots of sights on way. Camping ground next door, small kiosk 8 am till 5 pm. Lovely beach and s miming area

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
35elizabeth
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Need car to get there, but lots of sights on way. Camping ground next door, small kiosk 8 am till 5 pm. Lovely beach and s miming area

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Beautiful, wide beach beside the azure blue water! Not far from South Lake Tahoe, popular but not too crowded. Highly recommend a stop!

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Thank CookieSR
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a Beautiful Place! The crystal clear blue water & nice white sandy beach... we also were very lucky to have the perfect weather. We just went for the day but they have cabins and a separate campground right next to the beach/recreation area. There general store has all your basics for a camp store. Think this is still owned... More 

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Newport Beach
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice beach, easy parking. Good if you are meeting up with people. At this time of the year the water was very nice.

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Thank travelingdiva08
Halifax
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278 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Staying in South Lake Tahoe, this beach is approx 10 miles further round (clockwise), past Pope beach. Street parking is available if you get there earlier enough (though at the moment there are roadworks going on so even more so limited) otherwise for $10 you can park in the resort. From here its a 1 - 2 min flat walk... More 

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Temecula, California
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Get there before 10 am. Seriously... Otherwise there is very little parking. There is sand on the beach, but as soon as you walk in the lake there are pebbles and rocks and they will cut and bruise your feet, so bring water shoes or sandals. There are paddle boards and kayaks for rent. There are also benches and picnic... More 

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Clio, California
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A beautiful windless day and we paddled down the Rubicon Point and back. Midweek in mid October a must SUP location.

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Last year staff over cooked and burned and presented little variety. This year new menu items make it attractive. My lunch was mch better. Whoever is running the Food stuff there is doing great...considering this is a Beachfront food stand

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We got a tip from a local and visited Meeks Bay beach, and we're so glad we did. We stuck to the Indian side, which cost $10 per car/day, but it was money well spent. Sandy beach, moderately crowded, and amazing swimming area. If you swim laps, there's even a place to do that.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beach - great, one of the nicest shores for swimming/sunning. Facilities - OK, not special, but nice to have close to the beach. Marina - Ummm - time to upgrade to the modern era. Can't believe the reservation thing is so casual, in this day/age. People plot their destinations weeks in advance, or longer - having to wait until the... More 

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