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“Nice Location--Cold Water” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Meeks Bay Beach

Meeks Bay Beach
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Owner description: Includes public and private resort beaches, which are both well-kept.
South Lake Tahoe, California
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Location--Cold Water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 swimmers who like to stay in a long time and swim long distances. But it's a great kayak location for paddling past the nice homes to the south. The campground is located close by but in the past I found it very noisy from road traffic and was annoyed by the nightly bear visits. Quieter campgrounds are found at Sugar Pine Point and Fallen Leaf Lake.

Visited July 2013
Thank LISA D
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Milpitas, California
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191 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great beach”
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.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank kguzzetta
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Northern Minnesota
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“beautiful beach!”
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.

Visited May 2012
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Pleasant Hill, California
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful to behold”
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.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank HAPPY2GO30
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Clean beach,clear water, great views....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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 of it. The sand gets very hot so shoes to walk on the beach are a must. The store has very little in it of any note and you are better to take your own food/drink or visit nearby PDQ deli for amazing food (pesto bread is awesome). Renting a kayak or paddle boat is a must as the views back to the shore are breathtaking. Only downside? The staff in all areas may have been trying to look 'laid back' but they were almost disinterested. Good day if you are happy to entertain yourself.

2 Thank petmadness
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