• Gabriella Viola

6 Amazing Spots to Catch the Sunset in Lake Tahoe

Updated: Jul 10

where to catch the sunset in lake tahoe

Want to know where some of the best spots to catch the sunset in Lake Tahoe are? Well, you’ve come to the right place. With winter approaching (a season known to produce some pretty vivid sunsets) I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite sunset locations.

Here are 6 amazing spots to catch the sunset in Lake Tahoe.

↠ Emerald Bay ↞

Pink Sunset at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
Colorful autumn sunset at Emerald Bay
Lenticular cloud over Emerald Bay at sunset in Lake Tahoe
Lenticular clouds over Emerald Bay at sunset
Pine Trees at sunset in Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay, located off Highway 89, is one of the most photographed locations in Lake Tahoe. That's because the views here are quite exceptional, especially during sunset (and sunrise if you're an early riser). On days when the water is undisturbed, you can see a perfect reflection of the sunset sky onto the bay.

↠ Sand Harbor View Overlook ↞

Sunset at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe
Sunset at Harbor View Overlook
Romantic couple watching a sunset in Lake Tahoe
Perfect spot to take in a Lake Tahoe sunset
Pine trees and pink sunset in Lake Tahoe

Harbor View Overlook, located on Tahoe's east shore, is a short, easy trail that ends with a spectacular view overlooking the north side of Sand Harbor. Although this is one of my favorite sunset spots, the views are equally beautiful mid-day. Harbor View Overlook can be accessed off State Route 28 just north of Sand Harbor.

↠ East Shore Bike Trail ↞

Sunset from the East Shore Bike Trail in Lake Tahoe