Combine everything we love about Lake Tahoe hiking and beaches… and ta da! You have Chimney Beach!
Chimney Beach is located approximately 12.7 miles from King’s Beach, along the east side of Lake Tahoe. It is just south of Sand Harbor State Park. The sign for Chimney Beach can be tricky to find if you aren’t looking for it. From King’s Beach, continue east around the lake to the NV side via NV-28E. After Sand Harbor, begin looking for a trailhead/parking area on the left hand side of the road. We parked here, carefully crossed the street and hiked down the trails on the lake side of the road.
The hike down is easy, can be done in flip-flops but we’d suggest something more like Chacos or Keen sandals.
We brought our Helinox chairs, a sun shade, life jackets, towels and a bunch of food.
When we arrived, at roughly 10 a.m., hardly anyone else was there!
The sand was rougher than the other beaches we’d visited around Lake Tahoe but the views more than made up for it!