Life in Lake Tahoe with a bit of real estate news


Beaches in North Lake Tahoe



KBSRA is a 1700-feet long lakefront property located at 8318 North Lake Boulevard. It is a popular beach destination boasting the largest public access beachside on the North Shore.

Considered one of the warmest swimming sites, KBSRA is a favorite by many due to its sloping lake floor. The property also faces south so the temperature is very favorable for outdoor recreation. Apart ...


Hurricane Bay is on the west shore of Lake Tahoe roughly three miles south of Tahoe City.


Hurricane Bay is dog friendly but Hwy 89 is close so be careful.  The shore drops off quickly so it is a good place to throw the ball or stick if you have a dog that enjoys water.  It can be a busy spot in the summer but there's lots of parking.


Emerald Bay is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe approximately 18 miles south of Tahoe City and approximately 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe.  The state park has a boat-in camp ground and Eagle Point Camp ground.  

Emerald Bay

This is a very popular destination and in the summer there are many boats in the bay and tied up to the beach and many hikers and photographers around the Vikingsholm mansion.  Points of interest inclu...



Chambers Landing is the oldest bar on Lake Tahoe and literally sits at the end of a pier over the water.  It is approximately 7 miles south of Tahoe City on the west shore.  They have a small menu from their barbecue including ...


 Make sure to speak a little "Chicago" to Timbo for us.  Zano's is located in Truckee between the DMV and Wild Cherries.  They have a big parking lot with plenty of parking.  Zano's menu consists of appetizers, soups, salads, pasta dishes, entrees, a family take home menu, calzones and awesome pizzas.  If you have a little extra time and a large appetite, the Godfather is a must.  They have a full bar with wine, beer and specialty drinks.  They offer lunch Thursday through Sunday and dinner nightly....



The Tahoe Nordic / XC Center is located in The Highlands near Dollar Point and is approximately 3 miles from Tahoe City.  

In the winter the trails are great for skate and XC skiing and snowshoeing. The summers offer access to excelent mt biking, hiking, running and they're dog friendly.  There are approximat...


Shirley Canyon is a great intermediate day hike.  It is approximately four and a half miles to the lake and back.  The trail starts in the back of Squaw Valley and crosses many rock croppings and there are a few stream crossings.  Bring water and some food if you plan on hiking to the lake.  I've heard many hiking all the way to High Camp and taking the cable car down.


Crazy Horse Loop is located on the NW side of Tahoe Donner near the top of the ski area.  

Tahoe Donner CA

It is approximately 3.2 miles long and is a good intermediate trail.  You'll have views of Euer Valley, Carpenter Ridge and Prosser Hill.  Keep your eyes open for deer along the way.

Tahoe Donner's website: Tahoe City.  

Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Barker Pass

Tahoe Rim Trail: Tahoe City to Barker Pass2

The climb from here south is fun...