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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

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Address: North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
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Nice beach walk

This is a place you can easily just stop, get out and be right on some beautiful beach. It's a great mile, 2 mile walk and the sand and rocks are very interesting. Great lake... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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Bayside, New York
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28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Kings Beach is a great place to take pictures from. My visit was in the winter which is different than in the summer. Obviously you couldn't take in the sun and camp the same way you would in the Summer, but so worth going to see and enjoy the views of the lake.

Thank John R
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This beach is very small and may not be the best beach at Lake Tahoe. But...for our family it was great! Our kids were free to play in the sand and water for hours because the water was so shallow & the waves were so gentle & warm. It is a super rocky bottom, which took them a while to... More 

1 Thank cnft
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great views. Nice and quiet. I cant think of anything that is worth 100 characters. I think its a bit much.

2 Thank pmac1004
Yuba City, California, United States
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took bike ride for hours. Nice slow ride and able to take in all the views. Very pretty and breath taking. Would do it again and again.

1 Thank Joel K
Coto de Caza, California
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209 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Easy access off the main drag. Great area for walks and relaxing with a book. The lake view is spectacular. So sad to see the lake level drop so much. More shoreline exposed with rocks. Still plenty of sandy areas to play and lay out. Restrooms could be better taken care of. Plenty of parking but there is a fee.... More 

Thank Eric B
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307 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This beach is pretty good size especially with the lake being so low at this time of year. Nice bathroom facilities. Not sure how much it would be to park here since we walked. Only a few people around this time of year and since there was street parking available you might wanna try that instead of paying.

1 Thank Peppertaz
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a place you can easily just stop, get out and be right on some beautiful beach. It's a great mile, 2 mile walk and the sand and rocks are very interesting. Great lake views and looky loo into some fun beach homes.

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Lincoln, California
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456 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This spot is a one stop shop.... Located right off of the main drag... Great little Mexican restaurant down the block.. They have picnic tables to eat at... Plenty of beach area... Places to swim or watch the people... There are restrooms. Parking. They even have a playground for the kids.

Thank Will G
Las Vegas
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the area, brought my son up to UNR and we took a morning trip here, school was back in session so there were no crowds. Scenery is beautiful, water was clear and warm, by this time night time lows were dropping into 60's, daytime was 90's. They do charge a parking fee in the lot... More 

Thank Nancy M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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161 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went here over Labor Day weekend and it was crazy busy with no place to park so we bought parking from a neighbor leasing out spots in his yard. The beach was busy and crowded despite it being pretty cold. They had a spot to rent watersport activities on the beach. It is also a shirt walk from local... More 

Thank megan g

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