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Meeks Bay Beach

Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Tahoma
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2013
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Woodland Hills, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

You cannot plan a vacation if you can't be sure you are getting a slip for your boat, and they won't reserve in advance for you. You can't plan a day on a rental boat because they won't reserve one for you in advance. Most times they don't answer the phone. They need new management!!

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Santa Clara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small beach on the western side of Lake Tahoe. We arrived here in the afternoon to find that parking was limited and also full (costs $7 if you find a spot), so we parked on the road. However, if you do get a spot, you can use the ticket for free parking on all the parks on... More

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Carmichael, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were planning a happy hour cruise from 4-6PM this past Saturday. Called a few days ahead to reserve a boat and was told they don't reserve boats except for half days. They told me they usually had boats available at that time, but not guaranteed. I called around 2:30 and again asked about renting a boat from 4-6PM and... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This beach, like most beaches at Lake Tahoe, is at a beautiful location. Unfortunately, it's close to the road that goes around the lake and you always hear road noise. Also, the water gets deep close to shore, giving this beach its dark blue color and some of the coldest water at the lake. Beware that this water isn't for... More

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Milpitas, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
46 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is a very relaxing place in general, but I've always liked coming to Meeks Bay. My family has been comoing here for Summer vacations for generations. Back in the day, it was cheap camping, but now is more of a tradition. There is a small parking fee to park near the beach, but it is nominal.

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Northern Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

nice white sand beach, clean, well cared for area. Campground here is really nice too, but things are a little overpriced. great beach to stop at for photos. we were here over Memorial and it was COLD. even snowed a bit one morning.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

we rented an RV space for 4 days at Meeks Bay Resort. what a beautiful place; right on the beach on Lake Tahoe. somewhat secluded but really not far from shops, restaurants; even a cable car to local casinos.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
74 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Went on a Sunday morning just before the kids went back to school and as expected it was fairly busy. It is $10 to park and there is plenty of shade to stop the car becoming an oven whilst you are off enjoying yourself. The water and beach are very clean and most people took coolers and made a day... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We loved this beach with it's large, sandy beach and some shady spots for those who want to stay out of the sun. The nicer restrooms were a bit of a walk, but there are nearby latrines, too. There is a snack bar right by the beach. Also, the resort supplies air for your inflatables--a nice amenity to have.

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Wonderful vacation area for hikers - every view is like a postcard.

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