The West Shore
Some people consider the West Shore of the Lake as magical. The vistas are breathtaking. From the Rubicon to Tahoe City, you can find trails both to the lake and the back country. Emerald Bay sits on the edge of the West Shore, complete with waterfalls, boat camping, Vikingsholm State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park, and Sugar Pine State Park. Homewood Mountain Resort sits along the shoreline of West Shore with some pretty great views of Lake Tahoe while skiing. Sunnyside and Obexer's marinas satisfy the boating fever with some fine dining at the end of the day. A bicycle path skirts the shoreline and highway along the West Shore from Tahoe City to Tahoma for a nice ride.
Properties along this side of the Lake consist of wonderful lakefront homes, and Old Tahoe cabins. Some are easy to get to, some are not. The neighborhoods along the West Shore are Rubicon, Meeks Bay, Tahoma, Homewood, McKinney Rubicon, Chambers, Timberland, Sunnyside, Talmont, Tahoe Park, Granlibakken, and, of course, Tahoe City. Several communities have HOA's that include private beaches, buoys, and/or piers for summer adventuring.