Zephyr Cove Resort Beach

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Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is a popular location for weddings and receptions. Common trees found surrounding the shoreline include Jeffry Pine, Lodgepole Pine, White Fir and Quaking Aspen. Recreation opportunities nearby include the M.S. Dixie Mississippi-style sternwheeler cruises to Emerald Bay and horseback riding across the street at Zephyr Cove Stables.   Zephyr Cove Resort Beach is managed by a permittee, Aramark under a US Forest Service special use permit.  This is a full-service resort complex with restaurant, snack-shacks, and souvenir shops.

Beach Features

Boat Rentals
Campsites Nearby
Food Concessions
Group Facilities
Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
Parking/Day-use Fee
Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
Picnic Tables
Public Bathrooms
Public Transit Nearby
Shade Available
Volleyball Courts

Hours of Operation

Open year-round; sunrise to sunset

Beach Contact

Tel:  (775) 589-4907


760 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV

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Helpful Information

No dogs allowed; No glass containers; No campfires on the beach; No private boat access 4thof July parking fee increases to $25 due to cost of security.

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.
  • Keep your butt in your pants - the sand is not an ashtray.
  • 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 www.tahoefund.org or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.