Nevada Beach

Nevada Beach offers 1/2 mile of beautiful sandy beach with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Swimming, picnicking and just enjoying the view are popular activities. Kayak rentals and a food concession available onsite. On the 4th of July, Nevada Beach offers a spectacular vantage point to view one of the largest fire works displays in the west!  The beach is managed by a concessionaire under a US Forest Service special use permit.  On the south end of the Nevada Swimming Beach is a small boat-in picnic area (no loading ramp).  Pets on leash are allowed in this picnic area.

Beach Features

Boat Access/Ramps
Campsites Nearby
Food Concessions
Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
Parking/Day-use Fee
Picnic Tables
Public Bathrooms

Hours of Operation

gated access; open Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October;

Beach Contact

Tel: (775) 588-5562; (530) 543-2600, ext. 0


Nevada Beach is located on the southeast shore of Lake Tahoe, 2 miles north of Stateline, Nevada. It is on Elks Point Road, 1/2 mile west of Roundhill Shopping Center, at Highway 50.

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Helpful Information

The beach is managed by a concessionaire under a US Forest Service special use permit. Attendants are on duty during operating hours to provide any assistance. Charcoal grilling is allowed only within the grills provided. $8 day use fee/ vehicle ($4.00 for Senior and Access Pass holders). $20 day use fee/ vehicle for the 4th of July.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.

VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.

SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!

PET OWNERS: Dogs are prohibited on beach but allowed on leash in picnic areas. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach!

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.

FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.

THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.