If you are staying in one of our South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals with your pet and are looking to have an outdoor day of play with Fido, Tahoe’s south shore is actually very limited with places that are pet friendly. I am frequently getting asked about beaches that allow pets — there aren’t many. In the middle of town, there is a traffic signal for Lakeview Avenue, turn there. About half-way to the end, on the right, you will see a sign for public beach access that is pet friendly. Also, on the Nevada side, the very north end of Zephyr Cove allows pets (unofficially, so be on the lookout). For this location, I would recommend parking on Warrior Way (approximately 1/4 mile past the resort going east/north) and making the dangerous crossing of Highway 50. The beach is straight down the dirt paths. Also, there is a new dog park in the central part of town. It is located on Al Tahoe Boulevard in the Bijou Park. It is clearly visible from Al Tahoe Boulevard and that is also where the main entrance for the park is. There is a large dog area and a small dog area so you don’t need to worry about the little fur person getting trampled. Bijou Park is also the home of one of South Lake Tahoe’s best disc golf courses; I have seen people there with dogs but only in between Labor Day and Memorial Day when security is not patrolling. Also, I am not aware of any rules against dogs on the USFS hiking trails which are found all over the south shore.