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“Nice Beach”

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Kings Beach
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Nice clean beach, shallow lake edge for the kids. Lots of things to do. Paddle board ank kayak rental spot right there and Jasons Beachside for a burger.

Thank stlsurgn
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We live in Truckee, just about 15 minutes from Kings Beach State Recreation Area. We love coming here for the beach more than anywhere in Tahoe, especially considering the distance (Sand Harbor is great too, but a much further drive). Lake Tahoe water is cold, but the beach here goes out a long ways, perhaps 100 yards, where you can still easily touch the sandy bottom creating a gigantic shallow zone. Almost no rocks anywhere, and smooth, dark sand that warms up nicely from the sun. Perfect for kids and parents. Tahoe water is never really warm, but it's about as warm as it can get here, especially on a calm day when the waves don't get raised by the wind.
There are also lots of things to do: rentals for all kinds of water fun like wave runners, volleyball, arts and crafts on the sidewalk, shopping across the street and more. Really love the laid back nature here. And the views of Tahoe mountains down the west shore and across at Heavenly Valley are gorgeous.
Parking in the lot is expensive but easy to find spots across the street if you're willing to walk a block or less to save 8 bucks.
We usually come here and don't spend a dime, from parking to enjoying a couple of hours of the best beach around.

3  Thank JasonMatthews67
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Was there on a Saturday & it was busy but still found room for our large group. There was SUP rentals close we used & also parasailing for some of our group. Sand was super hot.

Thank mammamandy
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Rest, relax, watch the water that comes in on the shore, or take a nap, have lunch at Jason's, but watch the sun -- it will get you.

Thank Mil B
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Great beach front, lovely accomodations for a day trip. Wonderful views of the lake!

Thank Chris W
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