Towns

Carnelian Bay

Lake Tahoe in 1860, named Carnelian Bay for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Today, Carnelian Bay Lake Tahoe is an annual destination for wooden boat enthusiasts coming from around the country for a weekend of  cruising with the Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show.

Year round, Carnelian Bay is the spot for big Mackinaw trout. The beaches are favorites with dogs, kayakers, SUPers and sunset seekers. Prized vacation rentals line the beach, for easy access to the North Shore’s 12 Lake Tahoe ski resorts.

Things To Do

  • Magic Carpet Golf and Arcade

    Magic Carpet Golf & Arcade, located in Lake Tahoe’s Carnelian Bay, has both indoor and outdoor fun for everyone. This facility has two 19 hole courses and one 28 hole course overlooking Lake Tahoe (66 holes total) with many...

  • Tahoe Adventure Company

    The Tahoe Adventure Company offers unsurpassed options for a full day of exploring. We offer a wide range of options for adventure and specialize in combining sports to allow you to get the most out of your day. Day trips...

Dining

  • CB's Pizza

    CB's dishes up some of the finest pizza anywhere. Casual family style dining, hand thrown pizza, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta. Open year-round for lunch, dinner. Beer and wine bar, friendly service, video...

  • Gar Woods Grill & Pier

    Beautiful lakefront setting with large deck for outdoor seasonal dining. Seafood, steaks, pasta. Home of the famous "Wet Woody." Open year-round for lunch and dinner nightly. Private catered parties available. Valet...

  • Hey Chef! Private Chef's Service

    For the finest dining experience in Truckee-Tahoe, look no further than your own table. We are your source for the area’s premier private chefs. Each of our chefs has a unique culinary specialty, and we match you with the...

  • Patton Landing - Watermans Landing

    Home to Waterman's Landing, a gourmet coffeehouse, Patton Landing is located on the east side of Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay. his three-acre, pebbly beach is quickly becoming Lake Tahoe's stand up paddling...

  • Shooting Star Bed & Breakfast

    Escape to North Lake Tahoe's calm and comfortable home away from home. A fun and friendly place to stay with three unique rooms, private baths, heated floors and always a hearty and healthy breakfast on your time. Shooting...

  • Tahoe Luxury Properties

    With more than 140 gorgeous vacation homes starting at $250 per night, Tahoe Luxury Properties offers fully-equipped, impeccably-maintained vacation homes in Northstar, CA, Truckee, CA, all North Lake Tahoe towns, and Incline...

  • Waterman's Landing

    Our unique blend of delicious Cafe Menu, Stand-up paddle board shop and year round watersport rental fleet makes Waterman’s Landing Lake Tahoe's coffee house and paddling headquarters. Find us in Carnelian Bay and check out...

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