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Kings Beach

Travel Guide
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

This Lake Tahoe beach town is famous for its clear blue waters, scenic mountain surroundings, free cultural events and summer and winter sports.

On the north shore of Lake Tahoe is the laid-back and picturesque town of Kings Beach. Enjoy outdoor adventure year-round, from watersports and leisurely beach walks to hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains. The town takes its name from Joe King, a card shark who won ownership of the town in a game of poker.

The focal point of Kings Beach is the Kings Beach State Park, a picturesque beach park that stretches along the north banks of Lake Tahoe. The sandy, south-facing beach is one of the warmest swimming areas of Lake Tahoe and is popular with visitors and local families. Find picnic areas, changing facilities and a children’s playground. Marvel at the spectacular views of the lake and snow-capped mountains. Watersports enthusiasts can rent kayaks, paddleboats and jet skis or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the town on a parasailing tour. Watch free open-air concerts on the beach from June to August.

Scattered along the town’s main boulevard are bars and restaurants, boutiques, street vendors and markets. Shop for curios and handicrafts at the Fine Arts Fair and Arts and Crafts Fair. The fairs take place during the summer months at the Kings Beach Plaza. Check out the art exhibitions at the North Tahoe Event Center, which showcases the work of local artists and photographers. Sample fresh produce and artisanal foods at the summer Kings Beach Farmers Market.

Enjoy adventure sports and discover Lake Tahoe’s mountain landscapes at nearby Northstar California Resort, set on Mt. Pluto. Come in the summer to ride chairlifts through the mountain forest, hike nature trails or play 18 holes on a mountain golf course. When the snow falls you can ski and snowboard on almost 100 trails and try other winter sports, including snow-tubing and snowshoeing.

Reach Kings Beach by flying to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and then rent a car to get to here and visit other areas of Lake Tahoe. While visiting Kings Beach, rent a bike and explore the trails that lead through the scenic North Tahoe Regional Park.

Where to stay in Kings Beach

Stevenson's Inn
Stevenson's Inn
2 out of 5
8742 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Located in Brockway Vista, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kings Beach Miniature Golf, Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Agate Bay. Lake Tahoe and ...
3.2/5 (710 reviews)
"This hotel is a great value in a location that can’t be beat. You can walk to the beach and many activities in kings beach. The service at the hotel was great- the host greeted us and was very helpful with suggestions and made sure we were comfortable. We definitely hope to return next summer!"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Stevenson's Inn
Edgelake Beach Club
Edgelake Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
7680 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
Fully refundable
The price is £224 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Kings Beach aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Agate Bay and Moon Dunes Beach. North Tahoe Marina and Old Brockway Golf Course ...
4.3/5Excellent! (217 reviews)
Great location and amenities
"This was the perfect size for our family of four. Great location. Great private beach, pool, BVQ area and other on site amenities."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2021

Edgelake Beach Club
Convenient Condo Near the Lake w/ Shared Pool & hot Tub!
Convenient Condo Near the Lake w/ Shared Pool & hot Tub!
1300 Regency Way #55, Kings Beach, CA
The price is £234 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
This family-friendly Kings Beach condo is within 2 mi (3 km) of Agate Bay, Moon Dunes Beach and Old Brockway Golf Course. Kings Beach Miniature Golf and North ...
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Not good enough for the money
"The places did not have a working a/c or heating no wifi on a not so good cell phone reception area ready uncontrollable bed not enough pillows really disappointing! I will not recommend"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2021

Convenient Condo Near the Lake w/ Shared Pool & hot Tub!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tahoe Beachfront Retreat by Tahoe Mountain Properties
Tahoe Beachfront Retreat by Tahoe Mountain Properties
3.5 out of 5
8308 North Lake Bvld. #3, Kings Beach, CA
Situated in Kings Beach, this condo is steps away from Lake Tahoe and Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Agate Bay and Old Brockway Golf Course are also within ...
Tahoe Beachfront Retreat by Tahoe Mountain Properties
Hole in One - 1 Br Cabin
Hole in One - 1 Br Cabin
3 out of 5
451 Brassie Ave., Kings Beach, CA
Situated in Kings Beach, this cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Old Brockway Golf Course and Agate Bay. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Moon Dunes Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Nice r&r
"The lil garage converted to cabin was a nice get away from the city, also in walking distance is Spindleshanks which has 4 star food and drinks (try the crispy ribs)"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Hole in One - 1 Br Cabin
Foursome - 2 Br Cabin
Foursome - 2 Br Cabin
3.5 out of 5
451 Brassie Ave., Kings Beach, CA
Situated in Kings Beach, this cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Old Brockway Golf Course and Agate Bay. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Moon Dunes Beach ...
Foursome - 2 Br Cabin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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