What To Do
Connolley Beach is a white sand beach owned, managed and operated by Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge. This beautiful beach offers shallow water for wading. Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge’s pier, restaurants, and marina are also home to Action Watersports (530-544-5387), with its motorized watercraft rental fleet, parasail services and boat tours. Kayak Tahoe (530-544-2011) has offered non-motorized watercraft rentals from this beach since 1990. Be sure to call for opening hours and rental availability, as the seasonal rentals are variable. Please, no fires and no alcohol. There are no beach restrooms, but several nearby businesses provide access to facilities. Parking on site is limited. This beach is only open to the public from June 1 to Sept 30, sunrise to sunset.
Also known as Timber Cove Beach or the Beach at Beach Retreat.
The nearest shoreline area that allows dogs is at Regan Beach (located at Lakeview Avenue and Sacramento), within a mile and a half of Connolley Beach.
If you plan to use this beach to launch your kayak, please visit http://tahoekeepers.org/ and be sure that you follow proper precautions in order to protect Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a pristine alpine lake where clean boating and protection from Aquatic Invasive Species is the highest priority. Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft after every use to ensure you are not transporting any nasty nuisances. After all, We’re All in This Boat Together!
Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license to be able to fish in Lake Tahoe. The best fishing on the Lake is from a boat. For those who enjoy shore fishing, your best bet are places where the shoreline drops off quickly such as Rubicon Point on the west shore and Cave Rock on the east shore. Fishing is closed in Lake Tahoe within 300 feet of its tributaries, and upstream to the first lake from October 1st through June 30th. The rest of the year the entire lake is open to fishing.
KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:
Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.
VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.
SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!
PET OWNERS: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet’s privilege to share the beach!
BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat – completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.