Chimney Beach is one of Lake Tahoe’s classics! It requires a short hike to get to. This is so wonderful because it will be crowded on the weekends…if not for the hike it would be overrun completely. The name comes from a chimney that is all that remains from a cottage that is long since gone. The free-standing chimney is cool in and of itself…put it on a pristine beach with several beautiful boulder fields in the water just to the north of the beach and you have something truly special!