Kings Beach, CA

Travel Guide

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
The price is $109 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Located in Brockway Vista, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kings Beach Miniature Golf and Lake Tahoe. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Agate Bay ...
3.2/5 (743 reviews)
"Great location and value!"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Stevenson's Inn
Firelite Lodge
Firelite Lodge
3 out of 5
7035 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA
The price is $110 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated on a lake, this hotel is steps from Agate Bay and Lake Tahoe. North Tahoe Marina and Moon Dunes Beach are also within 10 minutes.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
"Rooms were very clean and beautiful. Loved the fireplace! Great location. Welcoming staff. Downfall is checkouts are at 10am instead of the normal 11am and our king size bed was VERY hard and uncomfortable so we didn't sleep well."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Firelite Lodge
Edgelake Beach Club
Edgelake Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
7680 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
The price is $150 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Nestled on the beach, this Kings Beach aparthotel is just steps from Agate Bay and Lake Tahoe. Moon Dunes Beach and Kings Beach State Recreation Area are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (237 reviews)
"Excellent place to get away. We needed something quiet, close to the water, and place to cook fo Thanksgiving. It was absolutely amazing, and the staff was so helpful. Great place definitely coming back with the family."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Edgelake Beach Club
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.
Edgelake Beach Club
Edgelake Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
7680 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
The price is $150 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Nestled on the beach, this Kings Beach aparthotel is just steps from Agate Bay and Lake Tahoe. Moon Dunes Beach and Kings Beach State Recreation Area are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (237 reviews)
"Excellent place to get away. We needed something quiet, close to the water, and place to cook fo Thanksgiving. It was absolutely amazing, and the staff was so helpful. Great place definitely coming back with the family."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Edgelake Beach Club
'Sunset Chalet' Spectacular - Panoramic - Lake Tahoe Views!!!! Wifi
'Sunset Chalet' Spectacular - Panoramic - Lake Tahoe Views!!!! Wifi
Kings Beach, CA
Located in the center of Kings Beach, this family-friendly chalet is within a 5-minute walk of Agate Bay and Lake Tahoe. Kings Beach Miniature Golf and Crystal ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Tahoe views
"Enjoyed the stay. Appreciated that pets allowed. Well stocked kitchen and clean unit. Could use some updating with bathroom and TV. Would stay there again!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

'Sunset Chalet' Spectacular - Panoramic - Lake Tahoe Views!!!! Wifi
Serene Tahoe cabin bordering the National Forest
Serene Tahoe cabin bordering the National Forest
Kings Beach, CA
Located in Brockway Vista, this romantic cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kings Beach Miniature Golf and Lake Tahoe. Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Agate ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (104 reviews)
Relaxing in Tahoe
"Trip around the lake and hiking"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Serene Tahoe cabin bordering the National Forest
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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