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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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Address: North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
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Nice beach walk

This is a place you can easily just stop, get out and be right on some beautiful beach. It's a great mile, 2 mile walk and the sand and rocks are very interesting. Great lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This beach is very small and may not be the best beach at Lake Tahoe. But...for our family it was great! Our kids were free to play in the sand and water for hours because the water was so shallow & the waves were so gentle & warm. It is a super rocky bottom, which took them a while to... More 

1 Thank cnft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great views. Nice and quiet. I cant think of anything that is worth 100 characters. I think its a bit much.

2 Thank pmac1004
Yuba City, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took bike ride for hours. Nice slow ride and able to take in all the views. Very pretty and breath taking. Would do it again and again.

1 Thank Joel K
Coto de Caza, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Easy access off the main drag. Great area for walks and relaxing with a book. The lake view is spectacular. So sad to see the lake level drop so much. More shoreline exposed with rocks. Still plenty of sandy areas to play and lay out. Restrooms could be better taken care of. Plenty of parking but there is a fee.... More 

Thank Eric B
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79 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This beach is pretty good size especially with the lake being so low at this time of year. Nice bathroom facilities. Not sure how much it would be to park here since we walked. Only a few people around this time of year and since there was street parking available you might wanna try that instead of paying.

1 Thank Peppertaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a place you can easily just stop, get out and be right on some beautiful beach. It's a great mile, 2 mile walk and the sand and rocks are very interesting. Great lake views and looky loo into some fun beach homes.

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Lincoln, California
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427 reviews
94 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This spot is a one stop shop.... Located right off of the main drag... Great little Mexican restaurant down the block.. They have picnic tables to eat at... Plenty of beach area... Places to swim or watch the people... There are restrooms. Parking. They even have a playground for the kids.

Thank Will G
Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the area, brought my son up to UNR and we took a morning trip here, school was back in session so there were no crowds. Scenery is beautiful, water was clear and warm, by this time night time lows were dropping into 60's, daytime was 90's. They do charge a parking fee in the lot... More 

Thank Nancy M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We went here over Labor Day weekend and it was crazy busy with no place to park so we bought parking from a neighbor leasing out spots in his yard. The beach was busy and crowded despite it being pretty cold. They had a spot to rent watersport activities on the beach. It is also a shirt walk from local... More 

Thank megan g
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I've never been to Tahoe and smelled sewer? This beach stinks! We usually go to sand harbor but late afternoon parking lot still full. Drove to kings beach and parked in the neighborhood across the street from the beach since the parking lot was also full. Disappointed to find a crowded beach that smelled like sewer. Didn't go into the... More 

2 Thank Mary B

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