Commons Beach Park

Commons Beach Park at Tahoe City, CA at Lake Tahoe

Commons Beach Park is a four acre park located in Downtown Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe. Tahoe City is the closest Lake Tahoe City to Truckee, and definitely a nice day trip for Truckee vacationers, or residents.


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Stairs to Commons Beach in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

It would be easy to pass through Tahoe City and miss this beach, as it is not visible from Hwy 28. There is limited parking available on Commons Beach Road that dead ends at the beach area. If that lot is full, then you need to park in the downtown area, and there are several places where there are stairs that go down to the beach area.

Tahoe City Lakeside Trail in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

You can also get to the beach from the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail, which parallels the shoreline and goes down past the Tahoe City Marina, the Boatworks Mall, the Lighthouse Center, and the Tahoe State Recreation area. You can walk, or bike to the beach area from any of these areas. This is a beautiful walk or bike ride with views of the Lake. Last time I was on it, there were beautiful wildflowers along the way. (see my Flora page)

Commons Beach Amenities:

Commons Beach Playground in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

There is a shaded children's playground area near the beach, with plenty of seating nearby for parents to watch their kids. There is a toddlers climbing rock that has some slight overhangs for older kids.

Group picnic area at Commons Beach in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

Next to the children's playground area, there is a group BBQ picnic area that can accommodate up to 75 people. There is also an amphitheater that can accommodate up to 65 people. Both of these areas can be rented out for private groups. The Tahoe City Public Utility District's, Parks & Recreation Department maintains the beach. For more info., and to reserve these areas, you can check out their website.

Amphitheater at Commons Beach in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

There are also restrooms, and drinking fountains at the beach.

2017 Tahoe City Farmers Market:

The 2017 Tahoe City Farmer's Market is being held on Thursday mornings at the Beach:

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Dates: May 18, 2017 to October 12, 2017

Check out my Farmers Market page, to get all the details and to find out some of the benefits of shopping at a Farmers Market!

2016 Commons Beach Movies:
(2017 Info. TBA)

What: Movies on Commons Beach
Where: Commons Beach
When: Wednesday evenings from June 29, 2016 - Aug. 24, 2016 
Time: Movies start at dusk 
Presented by: Tahoe City Public Utility District and other sponsors
Additional Information: Only low back chairs! Bring blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights. Food is available.

Here is the 2016 Movie Schedule:

June 29, 2016

July 6, 2016

July 13, 2016

July 20, 2016

July 27, 2016

August 3, 2016

August 10, 2016

August 17, 2016

August 24, 2016

Finding Nemo, PG, 100min

Daddy's Home, PG-13, 96min

Mousehunt, PG, 91min

Jurassic World, PG-13, 120min

Homeward Bound, G, 84min

Missions Impossible, Rouge Nation, PG-13, 132min

Cool Running, PG 98min

Pixels, PG-13, 106min

Minions, PG, 91min

Commons Beach in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

2017 Commons Beach Music:

What: Commons Beach Sunday Concerts
Where: Commons Beach
When: Sunday from June 18, 2017 - Sept 3, 2017
Time: With a few exceptions, the time is 4pm - 7pm (see below)
Additional Information: No Pets, No Smoking, Low Back Chairs only, see: Concerts at Common Beach

Here is the 2017 lineup:

Date Band Sponsor Time
June 18, 2017 Groove Foundry / Matty Reardon & Friends Olympic Bike Shop & The Store 3pm - 7pm (Early Start)
June 25, 2017 Sambada Tahoe Boat Management 4:00pm - 7pm
July 2, 2017 Dead Winter Carpenters Tahoe City Rotary Club 4:00pm - 7pm
July 9, 2017 Alma Afrobeat Ensemble West Shore Sports 4:00pm - 7pm
July 16, 2017 Desert Rhythm Project Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation 4:00pm - 7pm
July 23, 2017 Poor Mans Whiskey Taco Bell 4:00pm - 7pm
July 30, 2017 Kuinka Tahoe Forest Hospital 4:00pm - 7pm
August 6, 2017 Lebo & Friends Tahoe Yacht Club 4:00pm - 7pm
August 13, 2017 Wheeland Brothers Drink Tahoe Tap 4:00pm - 7pm
August 20, 2017 Mumbo Gumbo JK Architecture & Engineering 4:00pm - 7pm
August 27, 2017 Brothers Comatose Pass It On Thrift 4:00pm - 7pm
September 3, 2017 Trey Stone / Joy & Madness Tahoe Truckee Lumber Co. / Napa, North Lake Auto 3pm - 7pm

See my Truckee Music Page for Music Events in Truckee, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Reno, and Lake Tahoe. (will be updated shortly with 2017 events)

Piers to the right of Commons Beach in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe

Piers to the right of the beach area in Tahoe City at Lake Tahoe.

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