Kings Beach is named after card shark Joe King, who won the town site from George Whittell nearly a century ago. This stretch of North Lake Tahoe has a laid-back, beach-town vibe.
In the “Banana Belt” of Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach stands in the sun’s path from early morning into the evening and takes advantage of the warming sun with a large public beach that features festivals all summer long.
Kings Beach’s walkable downtown boasts hip shops, restaurants, and side-street vendors. Hwy. 267 connects to Hwy. 28 in the center of town presenting snow-seekers with easy access to the North Shore’s Big 12 Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
Kings Beach Core Improvements
There are multiple improvement projects underway in Kings Beach. The Kings Beach Core Improvement Project, Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan and the Kings Beach Pier Rebuild Project all focus on creating a unique town center for North Lake Tahoe. To learn more, click here.
Kings Beach has one of the few truly walkable downtowns in Tahoe. And thanks to Placer County’s $44 million dollar renovation of the Kings Beach corridor, this cute little beach town is even more accessible. Walk, run or bike along miles of newly paved paths that meander through town, parks and the main public beach. There are great restaurants and bars along the way, sports rental shops, plus a grocery store and pharmacy. Nearby rentals options abound for Stand Up Paddleboards, kayaks, waverunners, boats, parasailing, bikes and more.
All Within Reach
With Tahoe City to the West, Incline Village to the East and Truckee in the North, Tahoe Beachfront Residences are exactly where you need to be. Just steps from your front door, your mountain recreation options are endless. Park your car and Tahoe’s TART public transportation system will get you where you need to go. Ski/Board and Bike-friendly, TART buses access the major ski resorts and parks around Tahoe.
There is a reason why it is named Kings Beach. In decades past, Kings Beach was the hottest spot in the Lake Tahoe Basin. People from all around came for the beautiful blue lake, wonderful climate, local hot springs and stellar entertainment. With the Frank Sinatra-owned Cal Neva just up the street, Sammy Davis and Dean Martin frequented the area. The same Cal Neva is currently under renovation.