Kings Beach State Recreation Area, California, United States

4.5 (208 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in California Parks

Great Family Spot - Beautiful Views

My family and I were on vacation in Kings Beach and we stopped to explore Kings Beach Park to help our girls (5 & 7) to burn off some extra energy. It was winter so it was just us and a handful of other people. There is a really nice play structure that the girls spent a long time playing on. The view is spectacular and it's a great spot to take photos. It's so wild to be able to stand on a beach see the nearby snow capped mountains. The water is so clear. You can almost walk to the end of the pier and still be able to see through it. Though I am sure that this place is very popular in the summer, I would recommend stopping here no matter what time of year you are passing through the Kings Beach area.
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North Lake Boulevard , Kings Beach, California, United States.


+1 530-448-4956



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4.5 based on (208 reviews)



  • 4Balasubramanian R 5:00 PM Oct 14, 2022
    Tahoe kings beach
    Kings beach area is situated on the northern part of Lake Tahoe in CA. Beach area is little larger western side Lake. View is nice. Parking facilities are available and free street parking facility is there for 2 hours.
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  • 4Christine P 5:00 PM Jul 27, 2021
    Good Beach for Young Children
    My first impression of King’s Beach was just meh. It was crowded and the water didn’t look all that great, but we came back a few times and it grew on my. I should mention that we visited King’s Beach after experiencing Sand Harbor first, so we were a bit spoiled with turquoise, clear water. I appreciate the fact that King’s Beach is easily accessible. You don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to get in. It’s a busy area, but it’s not too difficult to get a parking space in the paid lot or on the street. The amenities are decent. You have bathrooms, foot rinse area, nearby places to grab a bite, and vendors on the beach for kayak, jet ski, and SUP rentals. Unlike other parts of Lake Tahoe, the water is very shallow for quite a ways out. This is sort of a pain for kayaks/SUPs, but really nice if you have small children who just want to splash and play. There is also plenty of shade and picnic benches. Even though it is very crowded during the day, it clears out in the late afternoon and evening so you can enjoy the sunset and see the moon rise over the lake. Even though this isn’t the most scenic part of Lake Tahoe, the convenience and ease of access make it a worthwhile stop.

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