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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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A gorgeous place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
Peke47
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Wells, Maine
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Wells, Maine
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 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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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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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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