Destination guide

Kings Beach–relaxation and revelry that's fit for a king

Set by the water in the super-popular north shore region of Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach is laid-back and lovely. It’s named after Joe King, an early 20th-century developer and card shark who, legend has it, won the rights to the area in a poker game. The story may be far-fetched, but it captures the cheery, playful atmosphere of Kings Beach perfectly. The beach itself is a highlight, with enough sand, sun, and sport for friends, families, and honeymooners. Your Kings Beach vacation rental will be within easy driving distance of ski slopes, historical landmarks, and hiking trails with spectacular views.

Things to do

The dramatic pioneer past of Kings Beach

Kings Beach sits along a path many American pioneers took on their way west, and it’s less than half an hour from Donner Memorial State Park, where you can visit Pioneer Monument. The statue commemorates those who emigrated to California in the mid-1800s, including members of the Donner Party who perished there in the winter of 1846. The Visitor Center offers exhibits on the life of the pioneers, the Washoe Indians, and the Chinese immigrants who built railroads through the region. Guided tours of the park’s sites are available for adults and families year-round.


Want fun for the fam at Kings Beach? Paddle, picnic, repeat

Kings Beach is known for its – hold on to your hat – beach! Find a centrally located Kings Beach vacation rental, and you’ll be within walking distance of 1,000 feet of beautiful, sandy shoreline framed by stately Jeffrey pines. The beach wears its family friendly heart on its sleeve, with 18 picnic tables, barbecues, and a playground for the little ones. Jet ski, kayak, and paddleboard rentals are within easy reach. Kings Beach really hits its stride in summer, but at only 8 miles from the nearest ski slopes, it’s a popular winter destination as well.


Kings Beach in 3 words: sunny, sunnier, sunniest

It's hard to find better summer weather on Lake Tahoe than what’s on offer at Kings Beach. Set in what’s known as the banana belt, the town falls in the sun’s path from early morning to evening during summer. High temperatures hit the upper 70s, and rain is rare. Winter temps are mild for such a snowy climate, with highs in the low 40s, and vacationers hit the slopes from December through April. In short, your Kings Beach vacation rental will be a perfect retreat year-round. Looking for a bargain? Try fall or spring, when the pace of life slows.

Natural features

Walk through the wildflowers in Kings Beach

With Lake Tahoe to the south, the Sierra Nevadas to the north, and fir, cedar, and pine trees all around, Kings Beach is home to breathtaking wilderness. Nature-loving hikers, families, or lovebirds on a romantic getaway can hop on Highway 267 in town and be at the Brockway Summit Trailhead in 5 minutes. The trail will treat you to stunning views of the lake below, the mountains, and the wildflowers bordering the trail in spring and summer. Lucky visitors might spot cottontail rabbits, deer or an endangered Sierra Nevada red fox.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Kings Beach

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.), which is 22.9 mi (36.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kings Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,079 vacation rentals near Kings Beach. From 1,584 Houses to 275 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kings Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kings Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kings Beach:

  • Brockway: 711 vacation rentals
  • Northstar California Resort: 560 vacation rentals
  • Squaw Valley Resort: 205 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Village: 984 vacation rentals
  • Heavenly Ski Resort: 2,144 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kings Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kings Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area: 4,119 vacation rentals
  • Cal Neva Casino: 4,585 vacation rentals
  • Old Brockway Golf Course: 4,116 vacation rentals
  • Stateline Lookout: 4,264 vacation rentals
  • Kings Beach Miniature Golf: 4,152 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kings Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kings Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,584 Houses in Kings Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kings Beach include:

  • Cabins: 275 rentals available
  • Cottages: 275 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 822 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kings Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,487 vacation rentals with pool available in Kings Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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