A photo of Porter the dog at Kiva Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Credit: @misterporterhouse
Nothing better than a quick dip!
Kiva Beach
Ruff Guide's featured beach in South Lake Tahoe
Picture of Kiva Beach, a dog friendly attraction in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Photo by @dogfriendlyvegas.
Picture of Kiva Beach, a dog friendly attraction in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Photo by @dshimz_11.
A photo of Porter the dog at Kiva Beach in South Lake Tahoe. Credit: @misterporterhouse
Nothing better than a quick dip!

Description

Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Kiva Beach has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Oct. 23, 2018
    Awesome Spot!

    Loved finding this spot! As a previous reviewer said, the best access is by turning on Heritage and then making an immediate left to the parking area that has direct access to a short and scenic trail to the beach. You can go to the beach itself, or continue walking a trail the opposite direction along side the lake.

    I'm sure it's busy on-season, but when we went (on a weekday in mid October at noon) there was plenty of parking, only a handful of people, and just a few dogs. Awesome experience and my dog was stoked to run alongside the beach and in the gorgeous clear water of Tahoe; the backdrop of the mountains made for some awesome pictures too!

  • More than a year ago
    Pros and cons

    Kiva beach is best accessed by turning on to Heritage and then making an immediate left. The address listed on here is actually a bit further from the beach.

    Pros, lots of space, cool peninsula
    Cons, bit of a walk from the nearest parking lot, no restrooms, no shade, up against a marsh with stagnant water, lake water isn't as inviting as it is at other beaches, lots of branches and plants in the water.

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome Beach

    Kiva beach is an awesome place to bring the dog. Highly recommend arriving early, as the parking closest to the beach front is small. We arrived at 8am, and there were only a few others for close to 2hrs, it began getting packed around 11:30am, so we decided to leave and go have lunch. Only reason I did not give a 5 none review, is because I wish everyone would respect the rules and keep their dogs on leash, even if it’s 30ft long. By 11:30 many dogs that were not very well socialized began shaking up and off leash. Again if you arrive early, you will have no issues.

  • More than a year ago
    nice beach for the pups

    The only thing keeping this from a 5 is there were a lot of bees at this beach.

  • More than a year ago
    map is wrong

    The doggie icon is in the wrong place on the map for Kiva Beach. The icon is at Fallen Leaf Lake, which might also be dog-friendly, but I don't know that for sure. Kiva is on Lake Tahoe, north of where the doggie icon is located.

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 5 pictures of dogs at Kiva Beach for you below. Enjoy!

Dog Carries a Tennis Ball into Lake Tahoe
Good Morning from Kiva Beach
Majestic in Kiva
Sup Pup
Penny’s 1st Trip to Tahoe!
 

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