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Kings BeachUnited States of America

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

Brockway, Kings Beach, California, United States of America

Brockway

Unique features of Brockway include the lake views and beaches. Make a stop by Stateline Lookout or Agate Bay while you're exploring the area.

Brockway

Top hotels in Kings Beach

Stevenson's Inn
Stevenson's Inn
2 out of 5
8742 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA
The price is £58 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Situated in Kings Beach, this hotel is steps away from Agate Bay and Kings Beach Miniature Golf. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Old Brockway Golf Course ...

3.1/5 (596 reviews)

"Really easy check in, front desk was incredibly nice, room was super nice"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Stevenson's Inn
Ferrari’s Crown Motel
Ferrari’s Crown Motel
2 out of 5
8200 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA

Nestled on the beach, this Kings Beach motel is just steps away from Agate Bay and Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Old Brockway Golf Course and Kings Beach ...

3.9/5Good! (1,000 reviews)
The Bates Motel.

"When the person is checking you in and tells you the hotel will soon be demolished you know you are in trouble..Half the rooms had been boarded shut..All were still closed..The info on the greeting booklet were out of date..There were only one ice machine available though it listed two..The flooring ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019

Ferrari’s Crown Motel
Foursome - 2 Br Cabin
Foursome - 2 Br Cabin
3.5 out of 5
451 Brassie Ave., Kings Beach, CA

Situated in Kings Beach, this golf cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Old Brockway Golf Course and Agate Bay. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Moon Dunes ...

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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Kings Beach

Slice Of Paradise 4br W/ Heated Pool 4 Bedroom Condo
Slice Of Paradise 4br W/ Heated Pool 4 Bedroom Condo
3 out of 5
9200 Brockway Springs, Unit 72, Kings Beach, CA

Located in Brockway, this golf condo is within a 10-minute walk of Agate Bay and Kings Beach Miniature Golf. Crystal Bay Casino and Cal Neva Casino are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"The lake view is the best. The whole unit is very clean, all kitchenware are top of the line quality. Internal decorations are very artistic. We will definitely be back in the future. Did I mention the lake view from the 7th floor unit is the best so have seen in the past 15 years traveling to ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2018

Slice Of Paradise 4br W/ Heated Pool 4 Bedroom Condo
Cozy Classic A Frame Tahoe Cabin Sunny Deck With Views of Lake Tahoe
Cozy Classic A Frame Tahoe Cabin Sunny Deck With Views of Lake Tahoe
537 Beaver Street, Kings Beach, CA

Situated in Kings Beach, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Agate Bay, Kings Beach Miniature Golf and Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Crystal Bay Casino ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Quaint cabin

"Very cute A-frame cabin. It was very clean and had a lot of basics. Beds were fine. It took a little finessing to figure out how to maintain steady temperature during the day and then into the night. Couches were not very comfortable. Location was very nice with a little view of the lake from the ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Cozy Classic A Frame Tahoe Cabin Sunny Deck With Views of Lake Tahoe
Winter & Summer Lakefront, Stay 2 Winter & Get One Free, Brockway Springs
Winter & Summer Lakefront, Stay 2 Winter & Get One Free, Brockway Springs
9200 Brockway Springs Dr, #51, Kings Beach, CA

Located in Brockway, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Agate Bay and Kings Beach Miniature Golf. Crystal Bay Casino and Cal Neva Casino are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Fabulous location, well stocked and comfortable dpace

"We loved staying at this family friendly condo. The location was great"…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

Winter & Summer Lakefront, Stay 2 Winter & Get One Free, Brockway Springs
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.

Popular places to visit in Kings Beach

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

This charming town offers the perfect combination of lakeside fun and relaxation.

Heavenly Ski Resort
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Heavenly Ski Resort

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing and partying at this massive resort with heavenly views of Lake Tahoe and the desert.

Squaw Valley Resort
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Squaw Valley Resort

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Two expansive ski resorts in North Lake Tahoe have joined to provide some of the finest snow experiences on the whole continent, with an added dash of celebrity sparkle.

Northstar California Resort
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Northstar California Resort

Amid the beautiful landscapes along Lake Tahoe is a mountain resort with family-friendly snow sports, hiking trails, golf and boutique shopping.

Peppermill
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Peppermill

With 10 restaurants, more than a dozen bars and lounges, a spa, 1,500 slot machines and 48 gaming tables, this Tuscan-themed resort is an entertainment haven. 

Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park
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Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park

5/5(24 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, a popular green space in Carson City. Discover the area's mountain views and sunsets.

Top things to do in Kings Beach

North Lake Tahoe Snowboard Rental Delivery Package
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North Lake Tahoe Snowboard Rental Delivery Package

£41
Per adult
Scenic Guided Lake Tahoe Photography Tour
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Scenic Guided Lake Tahoe Photography Tour

£137
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Guided Pony Express Trail Tour to Virginia City with Historic Train Ride
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Guided Pony Express Trail Tour to Virginia City with Historic Train Ride

£50
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Guided Lake Tahoe & Olympic Valley Luxury Shuttle Tour
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Guided Lake Tahoe & Olympic Valley Luxury Shuttle Tour

£46
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
1hr Single Kayak Rental
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1hr Single Kayak Rental

£38
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise
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M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

£77
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend

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