Zephyr Cove Beach

Paddle boards on beach at Lake Tahoe M.S. Dixie on Lake Tahoe at Sunset


New parking regulations and options for visitors and residents enjoying Zephyr Cove Beach at Lake Tahoe this summer. For the first time, “No Parking” signs will line both sides of Highway 50 in each direction from the new stoplight installed by the Nevada Department of Transportation at Warrior Way.

Douglas County will have limited paid parking on Warrior Way, Zephyr Cove Park, Zephyr Cove Elementary School, and George Whittell High School (see map). The convenient, safe parking will also allow for additional sanitation facilities. Payments will be accepted using your handheld phone/personal device through a QR code or text message. Douglas County residents will be exempt from parking charges for using the Warrior Way parking area. License plate readers will be installed to monitor compliance.

Flexible parking rates. (Starting June 15, 2024 through August 31, 2024)

  • $20 per day-(Weekday Monday through Friday)
  • $40 weekend- (non-holiday, non-high demand)
  • $100 holiday and high demand

(flexible rates will be adjusted based on demand to reduce capacity and impacts on Zephyr Cove Beach)

Douglas County is committed to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all beachgoers. The new parking regulations and paid parking options aim to reduce beach congestion, improve sanitation, and enhance overall safety. The fees for parking in these new areas will be flexible and on-demand depending on usage. Douglas County is asking beachgoers to plan ahead and research parking options prior to visiting the beaches.

Zephyr Cove Resort’s mile-long sandy beach offers nonstop opportunities for fun in the sun. Enjoy Tahoe’s best beach volleyball courts, the popular Sunset Bar & Grille with beach cocktail service, beach chair, and umbrella rentals. Visit our gift shop for all of your beach needs. There are countless ways to enjoy the water at Lake Tahoe, but just one place to go for every kind of fun: Zephyr Cove Resort.

Zephyr Cove Beach Volleyball
We host the best Beach Volleyball Courts on the lake, with official professionally sized nets and boundaries. Whether joining a game or bringing your group to play, there’s nothing quite like serving, blocking, and spiking on our sandy beach with the incredible backdrop of Lake Tahoe’s alpine waters and the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding you. Court use is free, and volleyballs are available at the Sunset Bar & Grille.

Zephyr Cove Beach Beach Chairs & Umbrellas
These essential elements of beach gear are available for rent. Our friendly beach staff will also set them up for you. They make a perfect home base when you stake out your spot on the beach.

Our sandy beach is the perfect entry point for a refreshing dip in Lake Tahoe’s incredibly clear alpine water. Sun yourself while lazily bobbing on the water. Talk about relaxation and recreation. This is the place!

No dogs allowed; No glass containers; No campfires on the beach; No private boat access. The 4th of July parking fee increases due to the cost of security.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Keep your butt in your pants – the sand is not an ashtray.
  • 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: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet’s privilege to share the beach!

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat. You should completely clean, drain, and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.

FISHING: People over 16 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 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!

Zephyr Cove Beach

760 US-50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

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