Positioned between Tahoma and Rubicon Bay on the western side of Lake Tahoe, Meeks Bay Beach sits amid some of the finest lakeshore views around. Lying on its golden sands, beachgoers have views of the mountains while being ringed by the deep green and straight trunks of the pines of an area of national forest.
Easy to access and incorporating restrooms and picnic tables among its facilities, Meeks Bay Beach is well known locally for its scenic setting, with residents of nearby communities making regular trips during the summer months – it can get busy. Those looking to catch the beach at its quietest are able to stay overnight at the public campground or at a private resort.
The sand is relatively course, meaning sandcastles are difficult to master, and the waters remain chilly much of the year. Accessing the lake from Meeks Bay Beach is therefore much better on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak than by swimming. Charcoal barbeques can be enjoyed from the public grills.
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