Beaches Featuring Rock-hopping, Nature and Hiking Trails
Emerald Bay State Park features a leisurely walking trail along the water, a small sandy beach area, great swimming and the historic Vikingsholm mansion.
Sugar Pine Point State Park, about 1 mile south of Tahoma on Hwy 89, features a leisurely hiking trail beginning at the base of lower Eagle Falls and tracing the shoreline all around the bay. The historic Ehrman Mansion is located down here, along with a rocky beach and a long pier for diving and docking.
Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay is a small rocky beach with picnic tables, restrooms and a nature walk. This beach allows dogs.
Speed Boat/Buck's Beach
To access Speed Boat Beach/Buck’s Beach, park at one of the casinos at the California/Nevada border and take the right just west of Cal Neva Resort & Casino. Follow a small road down to this secluded beach that features fun rock formations for climbing and hopping. Some parking is allowed on the residential road. Dogs are not allowed.
East Shore Beaches along Highway 28
South of Incline Village, NV, there are several beaches open to the public with trails to hike down. Most of the beaches have giant granite boulders, perfect for rock-hopping and all of the east shore beaches allow dogs except for Sand Harbor State Park. There is parking along highway 28, but be careful not to park in a no parking zone.