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Pope Beach

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Central Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

On March 24th Pope Beach was not even open yet to cars and normal traffic. I decided to not ski and to rent a bike to do the 15 mile round trip bike trail near the beach and other places such as the Tallac Historic site. The bike trail is a must!

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Bellevue, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I would go back in a heartbeat. The colors, the temperature, the photo ops were all 100% perfect. One of the most breathtaking places I've ever been. Rent a bike!

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San Jose
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Pope Beach seemed like a decent beach. It was less crowded than Camp Richardson and with better sand, but not quite as nice as Baldwin Beach a few miles further North. I'd just stick with Baldwin. Pope isn't super wide, but it works.

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Rohnert Park, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A beautiful beach to relax. Great for swimming and no rocks in the water. Barbecue pits and tables, bathrooms, large parking area. The Canadian Geese are there every year and fun to feed. There is not one thing I don't like about Pope Beach.

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reno nv
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54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Down hwy 89 not crowded can go right to the waters edge Peaceful!!!The website just told me tell travelers what i liked????? How about you can go to the waters edge not crowded and it is peaceful???? I didn't dislike anything therefor i did not put in any dislikes!!!!!!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Pope Beach is simply beautiful, just off Rt 89. There is a wider, more populated part of the beach when you first enter and park (lots of parking, $7). If you go further, the beach narrows and gets a bit quieter if you want a more peaceful experience. The views of the lake and mtns. are incredible. The water is... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband had a work training somewhat nearby Tahoe and I had heard from lots of Californians (we're only living here for a year) that I HAVE to do Tahoe. After reading reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided we'd start at Pope Beach. My reaction? Eh, nice enough. The sand on this beach is big and gravelly, not that that's terrible... More

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SANTA CRUZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The beach is gorgeous, surrounded by the peaks of Lake Tahoe. Grills, picnic tables, bathrooms. It has all you need for day on the shore. Not enough trash cans. Be prepared for the crowds, especially on the weekend. Location can't be beat!

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We rented a couple of paddle boards for a couple of hours and took turns - worked great! Picnic tables were in partial shade and we brought along a couple of awnings as well. Parking is close as were the restrooms. Had an excellent picnic and day at the beach!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Clear water, great choice of water sports. Take your own picnic as there is only on place to buy snacks, which is very limited and has slow service.

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