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Great place for family picnics

The beach is a short trail walk from the visitor center. It is a perfect beach for kids and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Poonam S
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Seattle, Washington
Nicest beach at Tahoe

Nice sandy beach. Good kayak launch point. Swimming. Closest S lake launch point to Emerald Bay (<2... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
mike b
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Livermore, California
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The beach is a short trail walk from the visitor center. It is a perfect beach for kids and families. There are lots of ducks strolling around and Mt. Tallac offer a wonderful backdrop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nice sandy beach. Good kayak launch point. Swimming. Closest S lake launch point to Emerald Bay (<2 mile) for kayak SUP... Clean restrooms good parking, bring shade if you need

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mike b
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This beach is so nice and not as crowded as Pope or Camp Rich. Parking is also easier. Take the few extra minutes to get passed the CR traffic and enjoy the peace of Baldwin!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LauraJ48
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Went there the 2nd weekend of September. The water was still warm enough to comfortably swim and the space is huge. Was able to enjoy a large area of the beach alone. Parking can fill up quickly so go early or late. The beach is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Kayak and SUP rentals on site. Beautiful beach and nearby wetlands habitat. Facilities clean, lots of picnic area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnieMandM
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You have to pay per car (10$), parking was enough (weekend around lunchtime, August). Sandy clean beach with a good access to the water, with very little shade nice views. To be recommended but not breathtaking or a hidden gem.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jogi85
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had not problem getting parking around 10am, the beach filled up after that but there was still space. We did Kayaking on the lake which was great fun. Sand is hard on bare feet so wear something on your feet, and bring shade. there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AKALFA
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Clean, calm and beautiful. 10 $ to enter the beach, but we thought, what the heck maybe we're here just this once. And we were glad we did. Perfect sand, clean beach and the lake was SO amazing and clean. We ended up staying a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Diskolydia
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Although quite popular, this beach (managed by the Forestry Service) is tucked away and quiet. You have to pay for access which is what keeps it quiet. The water is lovely and clear and it’s a good beach fir sandcastles and swimming. Kayak rental is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 183katrinah
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Nice scenic beach to walk and swim. Sand is very coarse and hard on the feet. Nice restrooms, picnic areas, and rental of boards and paddleboats.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Boytoe
12 August 2017|
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Response from Bdbc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but here is the Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Supervisor Office # 530-543-2600 M-F 8;00-4:30 they might be able to help. Good Luck
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alaskabound2014
21 July 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
It is the closest and where you would do it from....They rent kayaks right at Emerald Bay at the bottom of Vickingholms Castle, most people kayak from there to the Tea House and around $25 dollar for 1 hour single $35 for 2... More
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