Baldwin Beach


Baldwin Beach is located 4 miles from the city of South Lake Tahoe on State Highway 89.

Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-October; Entry fee required.

Baldwin Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beach that stretches for approximately one-half mile with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Recreation opportunities include swimming and picnicking. The beach is also a popular launching point for kayakers heading to Emerald Bay. Kayak rentals are available on-site. The beach is located on National Forest land and is managed by the concessionaire Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management.


  • Accessibility
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Watertrail Trailhead