sandy shoreline runs all the way to Kiva Beach. Great swimming
parking fills up on busy weekends.
Park your boat north of the beach and
third and last (as you head North) of the series of southwest shore
sandy beaches is Baldwin. The turnoff for Baldwin Beach is clearly
marked on Highway 89. There is a five dollar parking fee. Once in you
have the choice of the south or north beach. Both are very similar,
except that Tallac Creek meets Lake Tahoe at the north beach, which is
interesting for the kids. Beware! There are fence posts in the creek
that for some reason still have barbed wire attached. On the north side
of the creek you will almost always notice a lot of boats
parked/moored/anchored. This is commonly referred to as Ski Beach (not
to be confused with Ski Beach in Incline Village since everyone's
welcome here). Unlike Kiva Beach to the south, there are very few, if
any, rocks in the water at Baldwin Beach. Additionally, unlike Pope
Beach, there is no shade here. Dogs are not allowed. They are strict
about this but they are allowed at Ski Beach, you just have to bring
them by boat.
Baldwin Beach Pictures
- Drive up 89 from South Lake Tahoe. It's after the Taylor Creek Forest
Service/Kiva Beach and before Emerald Bay.
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