Kiva Beach is a stone’s throw from Tallac Historic Site on the southern shores of Lake Tahoe. Also known to some as Tallac Point, the beach comprises a flat extent of golden sand with a total length of around 200 metres. It then gives way to fragile marshland which visitors are asked to avoid trampling over.
Almost entirely free of facilities, there is a car park with rubbish bins and portable toilets between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Swimming is possible from Kiva Beach during the summer months, although there are some underwater stones at the foreshore and no lifeguard presence.
Despite its proximity to the attractions of Lake Tahoe’s southern shores, Kiva Beach has a low visitor count, making it a good option for those looking for a more secluded beach getaway. It is also one of the few beaches in the area to welcome dogs, although they must be kept on a lead at all times.
The beach is accessed by following the road beyond the visitor centre to a small parking lot. This often reaches capacity during summer weekends.
Dogs allowed all year but must be kept on a lead at all times
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