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Dog-Friendly Beaches in Lake Tahoe & Northern Nevada

If you’re looking for dog beaches in Tahoe that your fur babies can enjoy as well, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve rounded up some highly recommended beaches that you and your pup can check out. But don’t forget these things when you make your trip:

  • Leash | While your dog may be well behaved, it’s important for them to stay on a leash for the safety of not only others but your dog! You never know who/what they can encounter.
  • Collar with Identification | God forbid you and your furry friend get separated, proper identification will ensure that if your dog is found, you will be notified. Not all vets are open 24/7, so this is the quickest way to identify an owner. For extra caution, ensure they are microchipped.
  • Pick-Up Doggy Bags | It’s your doo-ty (haha), to pick up after yourself and your dog. Leave your trail the way you found it and dispose of waste, properly.

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Recommended Dog Beaches

Check out these dog-friendly beaches in Lake Tahoe that you can enjoy all year long! Even during the colder months, these beaches are great for a nice stroll.

Please note, regulations can change. Not all beaches listed below are swimming friendly for dogs. Keep reading for swimming friendly beaches.

We’ve also included some tips from local families!

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  • Hidden Beach
  • Chimney Beach
    “Small hike, great dog beach!” -Jennifer
  • Ski Beach

North Lake Tahoe

  • Coon Street Beach, a little rocky and few picnic tables.
  • Skylandia State Park & Beach, leash only

South Lake Tahoe

  • Kiva Beach
    “You can park on the street and walk-in or pay the $10 fee for the parking lot. If you have a dog you have to go to the far end of the beach near the campground pups are allowed.” – Jen
  • Tallac Shoreline
  • Chambers Landing
  • Fallen Leaf Lake
  • Reagan Beach
    “Dogs are allowed, leashed or unleashed on the east end of the beach. It’s dog-friendly and has a large grassy area and a playground for the kids.” – Anonymous
  • Zephyr Beach, Southside not Northside
  • Nevada Beach (Dogs are prohibited on beach but allowed on leash in picnic areas)
  • Sand Harbor (dogs are only allowed during off-season October 15 – April 15)

Other Dog-Friendly lakes

  • Patton/Waterman’s Landing, Carnelian Bay
  • Skunk Harbor, Carson City
  • Frenchman Lake, Plumas County
    “…turn right and go over the dam, park in the parking lot to your left. There is a paved walking path right to the lake (easy for walkers and wheelchairs) the beach is rocky so I suggest bringing camp chairs.” – Casey

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Swimming and Non-Swimming Dog Beaches

Although there are several beaches that your dog is allowed to venture with you, it’s important to note which ones are swimming-friendly and which ones are not.

Take a quick look at the list below before making your plans. Learn more here.

No Swimming Allowed

  • Nevada Beach
  • Pope Beach
  • Baldwin Beach
  • Meeks Bay
  • William Kent Beaches

Swimming Allowed

  • Tallac Historic Site from Valhalla Pier to Tallac Point
  • North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort
  • Hidden Beach
  • East shore of Chimney Beach
  • Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach
  • Ski Beach in Incline Village (from October to April only)

Get those leashes ready and take your dogs for a play day at the beach! Do you have a favorite beach that is dog-friendly?

P.S. if there is any information listed above that is not up to date, please comment below or contact us.

Leanna Carson is an expecting mama via IVF and a serial entrepreneur.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, she loves sharing all things family-friendly as well as local spots most don’t even know about! She co-founded Nevada Moms in 2018 and it has become the #1 Family Guide to Nevada experiences, activities, happenings, and more.

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