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Meeks Bay Beach

Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Includes public and private resort beaches, which are both well-kept.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach” (4 reviews)
“crawdads” (2 reviews)
“snack shack” (2 reviews)
Emerald Bay Road, Tahoma, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We lounged on the camping side of this beach. It is such a gem of a beach. I wish they had kayak rentals, because the water is so calm here.

Thank judycat2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to have a picnic, walk the beach and watch people. We were looking for a place to have lunch and this was just the right place to do that.

Thank DougC555
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Meeks Bay Beach area was a great choice for us with two 3-year olds! There's a small little area that is very warm that the kids could play in safely (when you get to the beach go to the right). This beach is VERY family...More

Thank Jomomma8
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Meeks Bay is definitely the best beach on the west shore of Tahoe. They have two entrances. The north end has a snack bar and very busy beach scene with beach toy rentals. The south entrance, or better known as the campers beach, is less...More

Thank cscac
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My family has been going to this relaxing mountain resort for over 90 years.Been all the over the world ,the three beaches I like for relaxing is Meeks Bay,the second one is mckenna beach on Maui,and third is Carmel beach in Carmel ,California.The most relaxing...More

Thank GaryRidenour
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed being at Meeks Bay by Lake Tahoe. Its a nice area for water play, picnics, beach time, camping, and fishing.

Thank mini
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The campground is steps away from the white sand beach. Volleyball courts are at the ready. There is a little snack shack overlooking the beach and the bright blue water of Lake Tahoe. Back in the campground: each campsite is covered with wood chips to...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice, clean beach with a great view of the lake. Parking is $10 a day. But watch out for the bees. We got some food from the snack shack (which was nothing impressive) and within minutes of sitting down we were surrounded by dozens of...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

20.9 miles from South Lake Tahoe and worth the drive! Not too busy, but with crystal waters and sandy beaches. There are two carparks you can use. The 1st belongs to the National Parks and is $8 for the day. You can also use Pope...More

1  Thank Crazysurfkid
Reviewed 28 August 2016

For those who plan to visit Meeks Bay Campground (and anywhere around) in Aug/Sept 2016, please pay attention to the yellowjackets/wasps problem. There are a lot of them around and could be a huge trouble when camping or having barbecue. Do check local news or...More

1  Thank Wanli M
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7 June 2017|
Response from cscac | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I wrote a review for Tahoe tree adventure park (I believe that is the name). It is at Granlibakken ski resort just south of Tahoe City. It is a really nice place and the staff is very helpful. It is good for all ages... More
Mark E
29 August 2016|
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Response from Scuba G | Reviewed this property |
on the Meeks Bay side not the resort area. Dogs allowed in grass area but not on actual beach area.