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Pope Beach

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you come by car, you must pay for parking. Otherwise, saunter in from the road and be prepared to be amazed. The beach is very long, very clean with numerous restrooms, picnic tables, and more recently, a place to rent kayaks. We walk here from Tahoe Keys, on the bike path along Highway 89. It's a perfect five to... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

So very Beautiful, it was very clean. We road bikes from Anderson bike rental and had a great time. well worth the trip

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Pleasanton, California
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257 reviews 257 reviews
156 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is pretty much the place where most people go to when they want to actually get close to the water. It's located close to the highway, has parking (around 7 or 8 dollars), clear sand, food, a pier to walk, kayaks for rent etc. Keep in mind, that water stays cold even in summer (it can probably get into... More

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We rode our bikes to Pope Beach one morning and it was beautiful- far less crowded than the beach at Camp Richardson and other beaches nearby. Clean sand, great views, and some shady spots. Kayaking and paddleboard rentals right at the beach. Great way to spend a whole day.

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New York City, New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
107 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely beach, family, couples, or singles, away from crowds, beautiful clear waters, just minutes away East from South Lake Tahoe. Definitely recommend it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great beach with awesome views, rental chairs available and beach restaurant close. Parking easy & free entrance with stay @ our local hotel.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent about 3 hours on the beach late afternoon. The water is cold (about 68 F) but the sand is clean except for a few pine needles. The view of sailboats racing the lake can be breathtaking. There are clean bathrooms and ample parking near by. Parking is $8.

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Houston, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On our last day in Lake Tahoe we decided to find a beach other than El Dorado which was where we had been the whole time. I am so glad we found Pope Beach! There is a fee per car to get in, but it is well worth it. I like the fact that it is a real beach with... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice beach, but it can get very crowded. You need to go early and get a good spot during the summer months. They charge for car parking, but if you rent a bike or have a bike you can get in for free and enjoy a relaxing day on the sand and water.

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A break from the heat, lovely scenery, fun place to play, great shopping and sporting activities, nightlife!

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