Visiting Balwin Beach in Lake Tahoe
Baldwin Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beach that stretches for approximately 1/2 of a mile with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Recreation opportunities include swimming and picnicking. The beach is also a popular launching point for kayakers heading to Emerald Bay. Kayak rentals are available on-site.
The beach is on National Forest land and is managed by concessionaire California Land Management under a US Forest Service special use permit. Fees are $8.00/vehicle.
Visit Baldwin Beach Responsibly
KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beach goers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:
Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.
VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.
SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!
PET OWNERS: Dogs are prohibited in the swimming beach.
BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat – completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.
FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.
THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!
Baldwin Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe , CA 96150