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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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$230.00*
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$400.00*
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Beautiful bay shame no kayak rental

This is a great beach to visit on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. We took our teenagers along but were disappointed to find that the Kayak rental was closed. I would advise taking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2016
Ladyjane473
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Roseville, California
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 bees. Not kidding, literally 50 of them. Made it impossible to eat our food and... More 

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Halifax
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353 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

20.9 miles from South Lake Tahoe and worth the drive! Not too busy, but with crystal waters and sandy beaches. There are two carparks you can use. The 1st belongs to the National Parks and is $8 for the day. You can also use Pope beach, Baldwin with the same ticket. The other car park is $10 per day (camp... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who plan to visit Meeks Bay Campground (and anywhere around) in Aug/Sept 2016, please pay attention to the yellowjackets/wasps problem. There are a lot of them around and could be a huge trouble when camping or having barbecue. Do check local news or search online for related threads before you visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a great beach to visit on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. We took our teenagers along but were disappointed to find that the Kayak rental was closed. I would advise taking some beach kit and umbrellas down there as there is very little shade. There are some big grills to cook food on which seemed to be... More 

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California
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Meeks Bay is a great place to spend the Day just hanging out by the water on the Beach. During the summer on the weekends get there early to get a great location near the water. Its a great place to learn how to SCUBA Dive there's always groups diving there during the weekends in the summer !!! There's also... More 

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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We have been here numerous times through out the year. Great location for scuba divers and families. It can get filled quickly during the summer so arrive early

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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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Thank 35elizabeth
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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