Welcome to Carnelian Bay

Where sunlight meets lakeside elegance
Nestled along the sunlit shores of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay serves as a haven for families and individuals looking for a blend of convenience and recreation. With its shimmering waters, wide and level streets, and sunny exposure this neighborhood is both radiant and easily accessible. Known for being especially welcoming to our tail wagging, four-legged companions, Carnelian Bay is more than a place to live — it's an experience waiting to be embraced by the whole family. Homes in Agate Bay subdivision may include access to a private club with access to a pool, tennis courts, pier nd buoy field for your boat.  Budget friendly Carnelian Wods condominiums offer access to a pool, clubhouse, bocce, tennis courts and a par course through the forest.

What to Love

  • Sunny Southern exposure means milder winters and less snow
  • Enjoy the area's renowned dog-friendly beach
  • Convenient local post office and 7-11 store for quick snacks, forgotten items, or a winning lottery ticket for a dreamy lakefront home 
  • Gorgeous Antique wood boats at Sierra Boat Company with full service marina
  • Go for a paddle board, or rent one for a leisurely cruise on the lake at Waterman’s Landing.  Dont miss their cafe too!
  • Good old fashioned family fun at the Magic Carpet miniature golf course
  • Boaters game- Cruise the shoreline and see who can find the large fish below the surface…..shhhh dont spoil the surprise

Local Lifestyle

In Carnelian Bay, life revolves around the sun, the lake, and the joy of community. Notably, its dog-friendly beach stands as a testament to the neighborhood's inclusive charm. Whether you're a resident taking a leisurely stroll with your canine friend or a visitor soaking in the scenic beauty, the beach promises serene moments and memories in the making.  Insider’s Tip:  Look for flat rocks on the beach and perfect your rock-skipping technique.  This is what lake life memories are made of!  

Dining and Entertainment

Gar Woods Grill & Pier is the very definition of dining elegance.With its lively bar and deck this hotspot promises both delicious bites and enchanting views of Lake Tahoe. Their diverse menu, complemented by handcrafted cocktails, ensures that every visit becomes a cherished memory. Arrive by boat and take advantage of their courtesy boat valet and moorings. In the winter, be sure to catch the Polar Bear swim during the annual Snowfest Winter Carnival. Year round, take a look at their vast logo wear collection and take home some fun togs to remember your visit.  Whether enjoying the gentle hum of indoor conversations or the refreshing lake breeze on the outdoor patio, Gar Woods offers a spacious dining room and parking lot to accommodate your group irregardless of busy times or holiday crowds. 
CB's Pizza is a beloved local pizzeria known for its mouthwatering pizzas and warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Their hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas are loaded with fresh toppings and bubbling cheese, making them a go-to spot for pizza enthusiasts in the Lake Tahoe area.
The Old Post Office is a charming dining establishment with a rich history and a unique twist. Each summer, they offer an unforgettable outdoor concert and dinner experience featuring the talented musical duo Ike and Martin. Guests can savor delicious cuisine while enjoying live music under towering Pines.  Create a memorable evening filled with great food and entertainment at The Old Post Office.

Things to Do

One can't mention Carnelian Bay without highlighting its pet-friendly shoreline, which is a sanctuary for dog lovers and their companions. The public beach and gentle waves provide a perfect playground, guaranteeing hours of frolic and fun.
Venture a little further, and you'll discover the Sierra Boat Company. Renowned for its breathtaking wooden boats, it offers a visual treat for all visitors. For those with families, the Magic Carpet Golf miniature golf course stands ready to whisk you away to a world of fun and excitement. The added arcade zone ensures that there's never a dull moment. Don't miss out on the North Tahoe Regional Park, home to numerous baseball and soccer fields in the summer, an adventure park with ziplines and a novice winter snowmobile trail for those seeking more adventure in the winter.

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Overview for CARNELIAN BAY, CA

627 people live in CARNELIAN BAY, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $63,858. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for CARNELIAN BAY, CA

CARNELIAN BAY has 295 households, with an average household size of 2.13. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CARNELIAN BAY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 627 people call CARNELIAN BAY home. The population density is 482.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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