Beach app spreads the word about Tahoe’s sandy shores |

Beach app spreads the word about Tahoe’s sandy shores

Biking,, volleyball and paddling are all available at Kings Beach.
Amy Edgett | Sierra Sun File

About a year after its release, an app designed to help people discover new Lake Tahoe beaches continues to be well received.

The Tahoe Fund released the Tahoe Beaches App in June 2013 to help beach-goers find their way to more than 50 public beaches around the lake, according to a press release from the fund.

“When we launched the Tahoe Beaches app last summer we received great feedback that people were now finding beaches they had never known existed before,” Tahoe Fund CEO Amy Berry said in the release. “With record temperatures and visitors predicted for this summer, we hope more people will download the app and discover new ways to cool off in the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe.”

The app is available on both Apple and Android phones and allows visitors to plan their Tahoe experience with details about beach amenities, including barbecues, boat rentals, pet restrictions and public transportation, according to the release.

On June 12, user “Chess Noob” reviewed the app by writing, “This is a great and simple app. It’s very straight forward and allows you to filter beaches by their features and amenities and you can save your favorites. It also includes detailed descriptions and photos of each beach so you can get an idea of what to expect.”

The Tahoe Beaches app was developed by the Tahoe Fund and co-funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy through the Lake Tahoe License Plate Program. Seven public agencies collaborated to develop the app.

“The Conservancy has worked with our partners for nearly thirty years to increase public access to Tahoe’s incredible beaches,” said Patrick Wright, executive director of the Tahoe Conservancy, in the release. “We hope that this app continues to encourage people to bring their friends and family to enjoy the beautiful beaches we have worked so hard to create.”

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Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for projects that will improve lake clarity, enhance recreation and inspire environmental stewardship in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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