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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  • King's beach is absolutely gorgeous! Mallard ducks waddle around among the gold leaves fallen from trees on shore. The water is pristine with waves lapping ashore mixing the black sand with the gold. ...  more »
  • Ever since they redid the beach here in King's Beach we have been returning more and more to enjoy it. It is clean and the views are terrific. There are plenty of local restaurants right near the beac...  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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