Dog Friendly Beaches in South Lake Tahoe, CA

There are 4 dog friendly beaches in South Lake Tahoe, and 11 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in South Lake Tahoe.

Pet Friendly Kiva Beach
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. See Details
Pet Friendly Tallac Shoreline
Tallac Shoreline Tallac Shoreline is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land, it begins at the Camp Richardson fence and extends along the shoreline adjacent to the Tallac Historic Site. You and your pooch can hang out in the picnic area and on the beach. Leashed dogs are welcome at the park. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Regan Beach Regan Beach has a pet-friendly stretch of shoreline. The beach faces north and offers great views, shallow water for swimming, and a playground. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the Lake Tahoe coast, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. The beach is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Kaspian Picnic Area Kaspian Picnic Area is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along to enjoy lunch with a view across Lake Tahoe at this picnic area that parallels the Tahoe City bike path, and offers numerous picnic tables, a 100 foot public pier, and public restroom. Don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind by you or your pooch. See Details
North Zephyr Cove Beach Great dog beach, just north of the actual Zephyr Cove Resort. If you park in the lot close to the beach you will probably have to pay but if you park across Hwy 50, it's free. Not many peple there during the week, but it gets crowded on weekends. Nice sandy beach, but the shore is rocky. You'll need water shoes to walk in the water. There is also a picnic area. See Details
64 Acres Beach 64 Acres Beach is pet-friendly. Park up in the small parking area on the lake side and hop on the pathway that leads to a pretty picnic area. There are also toilets here for public use. Alternatively, you can take the pathway to the river's edge where canoes, kayaks and rafts can be launched. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach at this location. See Details
Secret Cove Secret Cove is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are allowed at this day-use area that offers a scenic view of Lake Tahoe. Don't forget to clean any mess up before you leave, and stick to the trails to preserve the cleanliness of the area. See Details
Hidden Beach Hidden Beach is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on this rocky beach with alcoves and adjacent boulder shoreline. There's parking nearby and trails that lead to the shoreline. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep control of pups on the trail. See Details
Secret Harbor Beach Secret Harbor Beach is pet-friendly. Hikers and boaters flock here to enjoy Lake Tahoe. The hike can be a little challenging for less experienced canine hikers. Don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind by people and pups in your party. See Details
Chambers Landing Chambers Landing is pet-friendly. This small public beach is located on National Forest land and offers a great chance to get up close to Lake Tahoe with your leashed pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after pups. See Details
Carnelian West Carnelian West is pet-friendly. The site includes a lakefront promenade, benches, picnic tables, barbecues, and restrooms. You can also rent the grassy area. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. Bags are provided. See Details
Whale Beach Whale Beach is pet-friendly. Park up at the Secret Harbor Parking area and make your way to this popular stretch of beach that's also known as Black Sand Beach because of the color of the sand. Leashed dogs are welcome, but they must be cleaned up after and under control. There are grills and a toilet for humans to use. See Details
Chimney Beach Chimney Beach is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land approximately two miles south of Sand Harbor State Park, the beach is named after the stone chimney that still remains on the lakeshore. Dogs must be leashed and under control on the beach. Owners are reminded to clean up any mess to preserve the cleanliness of the water and land surrounding it. See Details
Skunk Harbor Skunk Harbor is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land, this spot is marked by a historic structure with stone cabins. If your pooch isn't a keen hiker, you may want to skip this one. The hike in can be a little challenging depending on the season. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Lake Forest Beach This gravel beach is great for those dogs that like to lay in the sun and swim in the water. Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach! The beach is open dawn to dusk. See Details