Loved by locals and visitors alike, Secret Cove lies roughly midway along the east coast of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. Just off Highway 28, it’s no more than 300 metres in length. This means that even though it is called “Secret” Cove there can be restricted quantities of space on the sand.
Limited to day trips because of a lack of accommodation, this tiny near-circular cove has beautifully clear shallows, although the lake water can be cold. The sand is mixed with large boulders of granite which provide the perfect perch from where to enjoy the panoramic vistas.
Reached on foot or by boat, the nearest parking spaces are free but limited in number and soon fill up on busier days. Secret Cove is commonly used by naturists, so don’t be surprised if nude bathers coincide with your own visit. Dogs are permitted so long as they remain on a lead.
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