Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach

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KBSRA's 979 feet of lakefront is the largest public access sandy beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The wide stretch of white sand that makes up Kings Beach is a favorite of visitors and residents alike. Its south facing aspect and a lake floor that gradually deepens, makes this one of the warmest swimming areas on the Lake. The beach is adjacent to the Kings Beach Plaza (see description below).

A beautiful playground area overlooks the water and gives the kids a place to play after they have tired of playing in the Lake. One picnic area near the playground is available for rental by groups, but generally BBQ and picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis.
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  • Kong’s Beach can get busy, so come early and find easy parking ($10) and then choose your spot on the shore. You can book a parasail ride, rent a kayak or a SUP all right here. Food is just a walk....  more »
  • This beach is so perfect for children. You can walk out quite some ways and it will go only to an adult's waist. Of course I'm sure you could go further because there are boats out there. Also right.....  more »
  • Great beach in north lake Tahoe. Lots of sand and sun. Parking is $10. Dogs not allowed on beach except on far east end past boat ramp. Very busy during summer months. Kayak, jet ski, and paddle board rentals available. Parasailing as well.
  • We love Tahoe so visiting Kings Beach for the first time with our kids was a great addition to our summer. Kids had fun. There's bike, SUP and kayak rentals right by the water. Parking can be tricky, but nice little eateries and surf shops along the beach.

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