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Meeks Bay Beach

Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Includes public and private resort beaches, which are both well-kept.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach” (4 reviews)
“crawdads” (2 reviews)
“snack shack” (2 reviews)
Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great sandy beach that was not crowded. Have to remember that it is September. Staff in store are very nice. Clean beach, beautiful view of lake and mountains

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 areas here. The state park and the Indian Reservation. While both are nice I highly recommend the state park as this side of the Beach limits people based on parking. After parking is full it is limited to walk ins which is...More

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We lounged on the camping side of this beach. It is such a gem of a beach. I wish they had kayak rentals, because the water is so calm here.

Thank judycat2016
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Good place to have a picnic, walk the beach and watch people. We were looking for a place to have lunch and this was just the right place to do that.

Thank DougC555
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Meeks Bay Beach area was a great choice for us with two 3-year olds! There's a small little area that is very warm that the kids could play in safely (when you get to the beach go to the right). This beach is VERY family...More

Thank Jomomma8
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Meeks Bay is definitely the best beach on the west shore of Tahoe. They have two entrances. The north end has a snack bar and very busy beach scene with beach toy rentals. The south entrance, or better known as the campers beach, is less...More

Thank cscac
Reviewed December 9, 2016

My family has been going to this relaxing mountain resort for over 90 years.Been all the over the world ,the three beaches I like for relaxing is Meeks Bay,the second one is mckenna beach on Maui,and third is Carmel beach in Carmel ,California.The most relaxing...More

Thank GaryRidenour
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We enjoyed being at Meeks Bay by Lake Tahoe. Its a nice area for water play, picnics, beach time, camping, and fishing.

Thank mini
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The campground is steps away from the white sand beach. Volleyball courts are at the ready. There is a little snack shack overlooking the beach and the bright blue water of Lake Tahoe. Back in the campground: each campsite is covered with wood chips to...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean beach with a great view of the lake. Parking is $10 a day. But watch out for the bees. We got some food from the snack shack (which was nothing impressive) and within minutes of sitting down we were surrounded by dozens of...More

Thank Lisa S
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June 6, 2017|
Response from cscac | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I wrote a review for Tahoe tree adventure park (I believe that is the name). It is at Granlibakken ski resort just south of Tahoe City. It is a really nice place and the staff is very helpful. It is good for all ages... More
Mark E
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Scuba G | Reviewed this property |
on the Meeks Bay side not the resort area. Dogs allowed in grass area but not on actual beach area.