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“Favorite Beach with rentals, but no Trash Cans!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pope Beach

Pope Beach
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
Orange County
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Favorite Beach with rentals, but no Trash Cans!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had so much fun at Pope Beach. Our 7 kids enjoyed renting a two person kayak (2 person kayak, 1 hour $30) and a paddle board ($20 for 2 hours). The water is nice because there are no waves and it is so easy to set off from the shore. The water is pretty clear and the sand is clean, however, there are no trash cans. No wonder previous reviewers have complained about trash. We found a dumpster by the restrooms that was overflowing. There are picnic tables. If you want to avoid the $7 parking, park on the highway and ride a bike or walk down the long driveway to the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Apple Valley
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice beach area for picnic and suntanning, easy access, clean beach - not typically crowded, great local historical sites nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Elk Grove, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We've been to Pope Beach many times. It's close to SLT, and a convenient drive. Water is good for swimming and kayaking. Some shade, so get there early (before 11:00) for the best spot. Parking is limited on weekends. Sandy shoreline, clear water. Some of our best days in SLT are spent at Pope Beach.

Visited June 2013
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Local's Secret Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I shouldn't tell you, but this is a nice beach. Very large, never crowded. They recently redid all the bathrooms.

Visited June 2012
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is the best beach we have in Tahoe if you don't have your pets with you. They charge 7 dollars to park but you can come and go all day as long as they aren't too full. They have picnic tables that are huge! Bathrooms with indoor plumbling. No outhouses. The sand is better than the other beaches and the water is not that far of a walk from parking or the picnic tables. There is adequate sun and shade areas. They also have a vendor that sells food and beverages. If you don't want to drive you can bike or hike in. The kids love this beach. We watch the fireworks from it every year.

Visited August 2012
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