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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
There are also restrooms, and drinking fountains at the beach.
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!
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
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:
|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|
Lake Tahoe & Nearby Cities: Category Sponsors:
(5 spots available)
See: Advertising Options
This page has links to all the Lake Tahoe Cities & Towns and State Parks
Photo Credit: Jeff Engerbretson