Instagram Worthy Spots in South Lake Tahoe

16th November, 2018

Come to Lake Tahoe once and you’ll be in danger of falling in love with its beauty, again and again.  Famous writer Mark Twain once said of Lake Tahoe’s beauty, “I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords”. Nowadays with social media platforms like Instagram, you can easily share with the world all the breath-taking views you capture around Lake Tahoe. Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry, we’ll give you a guide to the best Instagram worthy spots around Tahoe.

Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed areas in the world, and with good reason. It not only boasts the biggest bay in Lake Tahoe, but also the only island too. The best part is, you can access different points around the bay to get different views. Travel down from the parking lot to the Vikingholm castle and get an up-close view of Fannette Island. Travel up from the Emerald Bay Lookout and you’ll reach Cascade Falls which overlooks all of Emerald Bay in the background behind a beautiful waterfall.

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is an easy hike that only takes 15-20 minutes for one of the best panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and lake. This lookout is located on the west shore of the lake so it’s the ideal spot to catch one of the most beautiful sunrises.  

Cave Rock

The Cave Rock lookout is another easy hike that will only take 10-15 minutes to reach the top. If you want to take that perfect selfie or capture one of the best panoramic pictures on your phone, scale the rocks to reach the very top where you can see the entire lake from shore to shore. You’ll be able to capture the perfect sunset that’ll look like it’s out of a painting. 

Sand Harbor/East Shore Beaches   

Sand Harbor is one of the best beaches in Lake Tahoe to take a picture from sunrise to sunset. Sand Harbor point looks across the lake with some of the best rock formation surroundings. Bonsai Rock is one of the most noticeable and distinct rock formations with a large boulder coming out of the water and a small tree growing out of the middle. It’s a perfect spot to take that unique Tahoe picture to post on Instagram. 

South of Sand Harbor you can find a handful of awesome beaches like Chimney Beach, Skunk Harbor, and Secret Beach. Each one of the beaches perfectly captures the golden light just before sunset or are great summer spots guaranteed to be less crowded and more impressive than most other beaches around Lake Tahoe.  

Now that you have the guide to the best Instagram worthy spots around Lake Tahoe, you can capture some really cool and unique pictures to show the world. Hotel Azure is here to help you ‘live your best life’ when you’re visiting Tahoe!   Make sure you tag us @hotelazure on Instagram or use the hashtag #HotelAzureTahoe as we would love to see your awesome pictures. After a fun day of capturing the best Lake Tahoe photos, come unwind in our relaxing rooms and ultra-comfortable beds. Book online or contact our in-house reservation team at 1.800.877.1466