Chillin at Lake Tahoe's Kiva Beach

Lake Tahoe Kiva Beach

Added by Jake Young

  • Beautiful Sandy Lake Tahoe Beach
  • Often Less Crowded than other Tahoe Beaches
  • Best Dog Beach in Tahoe
  • Great Views of Mt. Tallac and Jake's Peak
  • Awesome Paddle Boarding Area

Kiva is a secluded sandy crescent beach flanked by a beautiful meadow and mountain backdrop. This beach is rarely crowded and has free parking unlike other beaches in Tahoe. Kiva is a great place to bring dogs and is actually well known as a dog beach. Kiva is also accessible from the bike trail that parallels Emerald Bay Rd. There are beaches both to the west and east of Tallac Point, but the most swimmer friendly one is on the western side.

There is also a beach volley ball court set up on the western portion of the beach.

If you are looking for a snack, Camp Richardson is just down the road and has incredible hand-scooped ice cream.

Pack List

  • Bathing Suit and Towel
  • Adult Beverages and a Picnic
  • Dog
  • Water
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Activities:

Chillin, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Swimming Hole
Wildlife

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3 months ago

Fun Little (Free!) Beach

So fun to watch all the pups splashing around at this dog-friendly beach! Easy spot to relax on the sand or get in the water! I went with a couple inner tubes and some beers and relaxed, watching the sunset behind the mountains! Killer views & the free parking is a plus!!

3 months ago

about 1 year ago

The best spot on the entire lake!

Kiva is where it's at. Even on super busy days, the beach is so big there is plenty of room to chill. It's also dog friendly, there are fun trails to explore, and the backdrop of the mountains is pretty epic.

about 1 year ago

Added by Jake Young

Adventurer, Photographer, Impact Investor. I work with companies that want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

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