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Baldwin Beach

South Lake Tahoe, California

based on 4 reviews


Added by Jennifer Sommer

Baldwin Beach on Lake Tahoe's south shore is great spot to relax and get in the water.

Baldwin Beach offers a half mile of views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. People come to this beach to relax and picnic. This is also a popular launch spot for those kayaking or stand up paddling to Emerald Bay. 

This beach is on national forest land and has a parking fee of $8.00 per vehicle. 

Note: Dogs are NOT permitted in the swimming area. 

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Easy Parking
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Swimming Hole

Baldwin Beach Reviews

Ate on the beach after a paddle session. It was windy on the lake, but not so much on the beach itself

We ate lunch, skipped rocks, and swam here after a morning paddle session from Baldwin Beach to Emerald Bay. There was a wind advisory, and it was starting to get windy while we were paddling on the water, but the beach was fine. Plus, the background with snowy mountain peaks is great!

Baldwin Beach is not dog friendly, and is a $10 daily fee. The dog friendly beach is called Kivu Beach, and is about a mile away from Baldwin. We used this post as a reference when visiting Tahoe, and hopefully this review can help prevent people from being misled.

This is a great beach to swim, paddle board, or kayak.

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