Best Dog Beaches Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is full of great beaches and a dog lover’s paradise, but it is important to know where you can go to avoid a ticket. Below is a list of our top 5 best dog beaches in Lake Tahoe with some local tips. We are based in carnelian bay so we will start here and go clockwise around the lake. Please be help keep Tahoe dog friendly by cleaning up after your dog and being respectful of rules.

1. Patton Landing Beach, Carnelian Bay CA

This is truly one of the best dog beaches in Lake Tahoe! Located right next to Watremans Landing, this smooth pebble beach is a great place for you and your pup to take a dip or paddle board. It is a narrow beach with good shade, picnic tables, and a bathroom. Tip: Pop into Watermans Cafe and to grab some coffee or lunch on their dog friendly patio.  More Information on Patton Beach.

Address: 5166 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

2. Coon Beach, Kings Beach CA

This is not the best beach for a slow wade into the lake due to the large rocks along the shore (fortunately the dogs don’t seem to mind!) but if you are looking for a great view to BBQ and enjoy a sunny day with your furry friend this a great place. The beach area is located where Coon st dead ends into the lake. The dog beach part is to the left of the boat launch. Tip: Hit the farmers market right next to the park every Tuesday morning in the summer. More information on Coon St. Beach.

Address: 8628 Brockway Vista Ave, Kings Beach, CA 96143

3. Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook NV

Only the far north end of Zephyr Cove is a dog beach but there is still plenty of space for two-legged lounging and 5-legged romping. This sandy beach with massive pine trees and a great view of Freel Peak is a great way to spend a day. Tip: Zephyr offers pet friendly camping and cabin rentals! More information on Zephyr Cove.

Address: 760 U.S. Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

4.Kiva Beach, South Lake Tahoe, NV

This is one of the best dog friendly swimming beaches in Lake Tahoe. Sandy, sunny, dog friendly and free parking, what more do you need? Tip: Don’t forget the bug spray in the evening! There is a marsh area just beyond the trees behind the beach. More Information on Kiva Beach.

Directions: Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

5. Obexer’s Marina, Homewood CA

Grab a bite on the dog friendly patio of the deli/market and then take a dip at the best dog friendly beaches on the west shore of Lake Tahoe just to the left of the marina. Obexor’s offers all sorts of water activity rentals. Tip: Tucker your pup out before hitting the beach by taking them for a hike around Homewood Mountain Resort right across the street. More information on Obexor’s.

Address: 5300 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141