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Kiva Beach

Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach. East of Tallac Point, dogs are permitted on leash (an El Dorado Country ordinance). Dogs are not permitted on the federally protected wetlands west of Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky trail concludes).This is for the protection of wildlife in this fragile ecosystem. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Kiva Beach has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Heather
    Apr. 3, 2021
    Great beach!

    This fairly narrow but beautiful lake side beach is gorgeous! The day we visited, the parking lot was closed so we found parking on the road and walked the half mile (or so) in but I am glad because otherwise it would have been too crowded and no one seemed to obey the leash laws here, this is the main reason I cannot give 5 bones.

  • Yvonne
    Jul. 14, 2020
    Lovely beach

    Perfect mix of water kids dog and sand.

  • Jessie
    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!

  • Jamie
    Aug. 9, 2018
    Pros and cons

    Kiva beach is best accessed by turning on to Heritage and then making an immediate left. 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.

  • Dominic
    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.

  • Stacey
    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.

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