If you are looking to keep the kids occupied during your stay at lake Tahoe then why not spend the day at one of the regions beautiful sandy beaches. There is plenty of space for the kids to run around and tire themselves out as well as enjoying a range of beach activities. Lake Tahoe has a large number of beaches for you to enjoy, below you will find details of some of the best family friendly beaches that the area has to offer.
If you set out early then you will be able to find a parking spot at the State park at sand harbor. The park offers 2 beaches that have beautiful soft golden sand, café and well maintained bathrooms. The beach is a perfect place for kids to build sandcastles as well as enjoy the water with their floaties.
North Tahoe beach can be found on highway 267 opposite Lakeshore Boulevard. The beach is shallow waters ideal for wading as well as a beautiful grassy barbeque pavilion. The Safeway located just over the street is the perfect place for to grab a king size lemonade, bag of chips or a fresh fruit bag for a snack. Kings beach has a beautiful sloping sandy beach and pier which is the perfect place to fish for crawdad. With water equipment vendors offering kayaks, paddle boards and water trikes there is plenty to keep the kids amused for the day while you relax on the beach in the sun.
Heading towards South Lake Tahoe you will find Camp Richardson which is another fine and family friendly beach. The beach at Camp Richardson is the longest stretch of sand of the lake and there is an ice cream shack located just off the road that is simply amazing. For families looking for a quieter beach then you should head to Meeks bay, the beach is camper friendly and is shaded from the sun by the surrounding tall pine trees so you will be able to leave your umbrella in the car.
Another long and sandy beach ideal for families can be found in South Lake Tahoe, pope beach has a number of great picnic areas and restrooms. You can grab beach towels, toys and anything else that you may need for your day on the beach at the local hardware and grocery store, don’t forget to stock up on sunblock.Parks