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“beautiful and fun historic tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pope Beach

Pope Beach
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
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Owner description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
Chatsworth, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“beautiful and fun historic tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Lots of history in Lake Tahoe I didn t know about. We rode bikes and did the tour. Well worth it. Beach was beautiful and there is a doc.

Visited July 2013
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Sparks, NV
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Typical beach at Tahoe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Sand is course - you can park on the highway and walk in or pay to park. It is along the bike trail so you can even bike in if you want.

Visited July 2013
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Paso Robles, California
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Perfect Lake Tahoe beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

After reading several reviews we decided to give Pope Beach a try and we were so glad we did. There are a lot of trees along the beach front so you can enjoy the sun or cool off in the shade. The beach front is a long expanse so it is not too crowded. We were able to sit close to the water so my 3 year granddaughter could be easily supervised while she played in the sand or water. The bathroom facilities were nice and spaced along the beach so they are convenient for everyone. Grills and picnic tables are available as well as beach craft rentals. In the first parking lot segment there is a food trailer that sells drinks and a limited selection of food items.

Visited July 2013
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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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