Patton Landing - Watermans Landing

Home to Waterman's Landing, a gourmet coffeehouse, Patton Landing is located on the east side of Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay.    This three-acre, pebbly beach is quickly becoming Lake Tahoe's stand up paddling headquarters. The property offers a free, nonmotorized "car top" boat launch site (please inspect your kayak or paddleboard for Aquatic Invasive Species) and stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals are available so you can enjoy the lake without bringing your own watercraft. The site is also served by restrooms, a full service café, and the staff are experts in the local paddle community.  Other site features include accessible pathways, benches, picnic tables, a small (23 car) parking facility. The beach and coffeehouse are operated year-round by a concessionaire (530-546-3590), on behalf of the California Tahoe Conservancy. Hours of operation are full time in the summer season and weekends-only in the winter months.

Beach Features

Boat Access/Ramps
Dogs Allowed with Restrictions
Food Concessions
Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
Picnic Tables
Public Bathrooms
Public Transit Nearby
Shade Available

Hours of Operation

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Beach is operated by a concessionaire and owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy (530-542-5580). Please let the Conservancy know how you enjoyed your experience at Watermans Landing! 530-542-5580

Are pets allowed at the Patton Landing beach? YES, LEASHED ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE BEACH AND ON THE DECK OF THE CAFE. Please pick up after your pet. "Mutt mitts" are available.

Beach Contact

Tel: (530) 546-3590


5166 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

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Helpful Information

Cafe is open seven days a week during the summer season, with reduced operating days/hours in the non-summer season.
See for current information.

Are pets allowed at the Patton Landing beach? YES, LEASHED ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE BEACH AND ON THE DECK OF THE CAFE. Please pick up after your pet. "Mutt mitts" are available.

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: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. 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.