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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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new york
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5 reviews 5 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great beach, lots of sand, excellent spot for swimming, and plenty of space both in the sun or shade. Parking was plentiful and convenient, but you could even save the 8 bucks if you bike in or feel like walking a quarter mile.

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Montpelier
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice beach with parking for those who pay and walk in for others. Very gradual shore line so one can get out far in water without being over your head. Water was warm enough (Tahoe style) to stay in for a few minutes. Picnicking tables and bathrooms available

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We love Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe! The beach is clean and generally not crowded. Even the restrooms are clean! They do have some picnic benches as well as BBQ's for use. Great place to relax!

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Pittsburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Large beach was not crowded on week day. Weekends get pretty packed. beautiful views. good for a nice long walk by the water. bathrooms clean and serviced.picnic benches are everywhere.

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Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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211 helpful votes 211 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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107 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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