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Address: Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
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Nice beach

We really enjoyed Pope Beach, it had a beautiful view, and it was very clean, which I liked. We only went once, but the experience was great, it was sunny but not too hot. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Vicki M
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We really enjoyed Pope Beach, it had a beautiful view, and it was very clean, which I liked. We only went once, but the experience was great, it was sunny but not too hot. The water is gorgeous and clear, but too cold for me to enjoy. There is an entrance fee, but all the beach/parks have one.

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Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A nice picnic day by the beach, water sport activities are the best here with rental available at a decent price.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Lots and lots of people take their dogs to Tahoe for all its beauty...but the BIG problem is that most of the beaches and lakeside "prohibit" canine companions. Well, HECK, what dog doesn't LOVE the beach, and what dog owner doesn't love taking his/her dog to the beach...and let the pooch OFF-leash??? If that's the plan and hope, take yourselves... More 

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were there in June when they had music on the beach, but a nice beach to hang out in and good amount of parking.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice view but the beach was closed for the season. We could walk onto it but there wasn't much to actually do there.

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Manteca, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've always gone to the main beach in Lake Tahoe that everybody else goes to, until my husband found this beach on a bike ride. It's just as beautiful as far as the views, but it's cleaner with a lot less people. There are places to sit, bbq, and the public restrooms are very clean too. But there no rentals... More 

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Wells, Maine
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed in So. Lake Tahoe for three nights and found this beach on our expedition around the lake. The last full day we were there, we spent the afternoon on this beautiful beach. The water was a bit chilly, but it was the middle of September. Being from coastal Maine, the chilliness didn't bother us much! A must see... More 

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Pinon Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a beach that is not crowded like some others are. Parking fee is reasonable and picnicing is great. Beautiful forest trees with picnic benches and BBQs are clean. Water is cold! This is a great place for a bike ride with it's adjacent paths.

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Menlo Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful sandy beach with a great view of the lake. Wonderful place to swim, boat or just each lunch. Great place for families, couples or by yourself. Easy to find.

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Lees Summit, Mo
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318 reviews 318 reviews
120 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great views. Good place to look out over the lake. Parking at this place is a little tough to get but if you get their early it is ok.

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