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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,432 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Free and plentiful parking.
Rest rooms.

The beach is lovely. The sand is nice and the water is very relaxing. The mountains look like they are coming out of the water. It is a lovely spot.
Written November 3, 2022
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Jenna T
South Lake Tahoe, CA2 contributions
Oct 2020
free parking lot, and great location to launch people powered water toys. Great beach for views of Mt Tallac, Taylor Creek & the lake. Please pack all of your trash out and do not rely on using the dumpsters
Written June 8, 2021
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PngHop
San Francisco, CA129 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Long beach, soft sand, great Lake Tahoe view and surrounding mountains. Perfect for a walk with my dog.
Written April 23, 2021
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Becky D
Chico, CA17 contributions
Sep 2020
This beach allows dogs and there were many having much fun in the water and on the beach. We travel with our Aussie and she loved her afternoon on this beach.
Written September 26, 2020
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Chris
Cupertino, CA3 contributions
Jul 2020
Amazing beach. Great for families and dogs. Not much shade, so bring hour own. Maybe a little too crowded for a pandemic.
Written July 15, 2020
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JR C.
Rock Port, MO7 contributions
Jun 2020
My kids loved this beach. It wasn't crowded like many of the others we went to at Tahoe. The wildlife there is an added bonus. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Ducks, and more!!
Written June 10, 2020
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NVGeologists
Reno, NV39 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a great dog friendly sandy beach with warm shallow water and plenty of nearby parking a short drive from South Tahoe. I take my two labs there frequently.
Written October 10, 2019
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kguzzetta
Milpitas, CA285 contributions
Jul 2019
We were travelling with our dog, and were surprised to see how many beaches just don't allow dogs. Kiva was one of the only ones that did. Pro tip: get to the parking lot for Kiva early as the lot is very small and fills up quickly. We didn't know this and got lucky to find parking at 11am. I have also heard since we were there, that there was a bloom of blue green algae that is harmful or fatal to dogs, so if you go you might want to keep them out of the water. There is a nice walking trail along the Lake to enjoy and luckily that is all we did when we were there.
Written September 12, 2019
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Oingofan
Minden, NV54 contributions
Oct 2018
If you are looking for a great dog beach in Tahoe, then you found it! Parking is a short distance away and has a nice path to the beach. Be sure to keep your dog on the leash in parking lot and on path, but once at the beach it is best to just let them off the leash...otherwise dogs get a protective nature around their owners. A bunch of other dogs will come up and instantly be in your dogs face, so if they don't get along with other dogs (in a playful manner), it is probably best not to bring them. The beach itself is a narrow strip of sand that ends with a sandbar. It has marsh-type of a lagoon on the inland side that can contain a bunch of harmless garter snakes. If it has snakes, expect kids to take them out and play with them everywhere on the beach. There are some shady spots on the right side of the beach that has trees. Some have fallen (or cut down) and makes for a nice seat. Overall, nice beach for dogs and people!
Written March 22, 2019
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prescott52_10
Raleigh, NC160 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Mostly easy walk. Roadside parking. Convenient place to take the pups out for some fresh mountain air.
Written March 4, 2019
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