Lake Tahoe's most majestic sights fall along the West Shore between Tahoe City and Emerald Bay. Venerable pines whisper stories of foregone Washoe Tribes and local museums echo historic sentiments. Mark Twain once frequented these stately woods, as do San Franciscans who construct lavish vacation homes along the West Shore to launch their yachts for sweeping bay tours. Surrounded by such untouched beauty, you might never want to leave.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
West Shore is bordered by North Lake Tahoe, Tahoma, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Pines, Dollar Point/Ridgewood, Homewood, South Lake Tahoe Region, Tahoe City, and Meeks Bay
Understatedly Sacred: Relaxed In West Shore
We went with the goal of relaxing and re-energizing, this goal was accomplished wonderfully. The beach was magical, so blue and refreshing."
Visited in 2012
Bars and Cafes on the Banks
Bike or drive to some of Tahoe’s most beautiful beaches...We are also close to the West Shore Biking Path that goes north to Tahoe City and south to Meek’s Bay, as well as Eagle Rock, one of Lake Tahoe’s most spectacular hiking experiences."
Emerald Bay: A National Treasure
Summer Rays and Fun for Days
Right down the block is the recently renovated Rideout Community Center - indoor basketball courts, kids playroom packed with playsets, foosball, air-hockey, and more. $2/day and your kid can have fun even on a cold, wet day."
A Walk on the Wild Side In West Shore
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.