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Watermans Landing

5166 North Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3590
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“paddle boards” (4 reviews)
“sups” (3 reviews)
“pebbles” (2 reviews)
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5166 North Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach-some picnic tables. very little sand mostly smooth rocks and pebbles. Wear sandals. Dogs are welcome here-only a few places on Tahoe allow dogs. There is a restaurant-cafe, in and out seating and they rent kayaks and SUPs.

Thank calsun99
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We have eaten breakfast here and would rate the food good and fairly priced. Breakfast burrito is good if your looking for something that isn't very spicy.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the few places we found open before 9 - we wanted an early paddle to beat the heat. Made the reservation online, super easy and smooth. Arrived, had a coffee and freshly baked good, both delicious. Cory helped us get our...More

Thank Bruxelles06
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

After enjoying a beautiful day on the lake, we grabbed a few coffee beverages. Both were tasty and just what we needed, service was ok. Employees could be a bit more efficient and customer focused.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The only way I knew they had food here was the neon coffee sign that shows through the trees (they need better signage). I was hoping for a bagel but when I saw they had waffles I was hooked. I ordered a latte and then...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Beautiful building, rental site and small eating patio on a pebbled beach front. Off the road and near a newly renovated wetland area built to help improve the health of the lake water.

Thank ColletteC99
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

An early morning lake view seat awaits you at Watermans cafe for coffee and tasty breakfast sandwiches. Your pups are welcome here too. You can watch the local labs fetch balls out of the lake and see kayakers set afloat here. Friendly staff makes for...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Simple, easy, and nice place to grab a bite and sit outside with the beautiful lake view. Nothing over the top special but good value and nice folks.

Thank AlamoBeerGuy
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Outstanding food. Casual atmosphere. The adjacent beach is beautiful and family friendly...rent a kayak or paddle board right there.

Thank clucygo
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a really cool little spot on Carnelian Bay. It's a water sports hub with a side of breakfast! We were just driving through but needed a quick breakfast to go on our way to Emerald Bay. We called ahead here, and they had...More

1  Thank mpugh22
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5166 North Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3590
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As a family-owned paddle pro shop and beach cafe, Waterman’s Landing provides an incomparable Tahoe experience to paddlers of all ages. Kina Nemeth, Anik Wild and Jay Wild, manifesting a collective dream, have created an oasis where visitors can live out their passion for an active and healthy lifestyle while enjoying the serene vibes of Waterman’s gorgeous shorefront location. PADDLE - SHOP - EAT - TRAIN Our professional, knowledgeable watermen are ready to get you on the water for a paddle or help you shop for your dream paddleboard. Book online to rent the paddle craft of your choice. You can also expand your skills with a lesson, refresh your soul with SUP Yoga, or challenge yourself with a SUP fitness class, group paddle experience or training clinic.
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