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kayak and a beach

rented some kayaks and took a very cold swim but refreshing. It is just a beautiful place wish we... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Bruce P
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San Antonio, Texas
Kayak access to Emerald Bay

My wife and I wanted to kayak to Emerald Bay and found this to be a convenient launching spot. We... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Marc13510
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13 Jul 2016
“kayak and a beach”
5 Jul 2016
“Kayak access to Emerald Bay”
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Nicest beach on the south shore, but offers no shade, only white sands and warmer water.
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

rented some kayaks and took a very cold swim but refreshing. It is just a beautiful place wish we could have stayed longer. Bathrooms and plenty of parking.

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My wife and I wanted to kayak to Emerald Bay and found this to be a convenient launching spot. We arrived around 9:30 on a weekday and found parking to be plentiful. There is an $8 fee to access the park. The forest service personnel...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Nice beach. Water is of course cold until you get use to it. 8 dollar entry fee. Walk out pretty far out into the lake. Sand is hot and course. Wasn't to busy but it was a Tuesday after noon. Close bathroom to the beach....More

Thank rlg65py
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for a long time. I've been to other Tahoe beaches but this one is special and where I bring my kids for nostalgia and tradition. We stay in Squaw Valley but still drive here for our beach experience. Great views and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We've been to Baldwin Beach several times and we have never encountered a crowd. This is unbelievable as this is a great beach at Tahoe, and a short drive from South Lake Tahoe. There are picnic tables on the beach and clean restrooms in the...More

Thank deepsee1
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This sandy swimming beach is a few miles west of the City of South Lake Tahoe, and is a few miles southeast of Emerald Bay. Kayaks often go from here to Emerald Bay and back. Day use only, fee is $8. My favorite because it...More

1  Thank etweeden
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Really unimpressed with Baldwin Beach. To take your car in you are charged $8, the scenery are what saves this from being a 1 star review. The toilet facilities are disgusting they were absoltuely stinking. The day I stopped here was midweek and I had...More

Thank MarkoT1989
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