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“Gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pope Beach

Pope Beach
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
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Owner description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
Bellevue, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I would go back in a heartbeat. The colors, the temperature, the photo ops were all 100% perfect. One of the most breathtaking places I've ever been. Rent a bike!

Visited March 2014
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San Jose
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“It's nice, I think Baldwin Beach is better.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Pope Beach seemed like a decent beach. It was less crowded than Camp Richardson and with better sand, but not quite as nice as Baldwin Beach a few miles further North. I'd just stick with Baldwin. Pope isn't super wide, but it works.

Visited September 2013
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Rohnert Park, California, United States
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“Our Family Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A beautiful beach to relax. Great for swimming and no rocks in the water. Barbecue pits and tables, bathrooms, large parking area. The Canadian Geese are there every year and fun to feed. There is not one thing I don't like about Pope Beach.

Visited August 2013
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reno nv
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“Surprise!! Not every tourist knows about it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Down hwy 89 not crowded can go right to the waters edge Peaceful!!!The website just told me tell travelers what i liked????? How about you can go to the waters edge not crowded and it is peaceful???? I didn't dislike anything therefor i did not put in any dislikes!!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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“Beautiful beach, gorgeous views, with shade trees and clean restrooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Pope Beach is simply beautiful, just off Rt 89. There is a wider, more populated part of the beach when you first enter and park (lots of parking, $7). If you go further, the beach narrows and gets a bit quieter if you want a more peaceful experience. The views of the lake and mtns. are incredible. The water is very clean, though cold if you're used to ocean temps. There are nice, CLEAN bathroom facilities all along the beach - so great. There are some benches and picnic tables, and lots of spots under the shade of pine trees to stay out of the sun.
There is a spot to rent kayaks and paddle boards, too.
The only negatives, for me, are that the sand is pretty coarse, not fine like we're used to, and it irritated my feet. If you want to go into the water or take a walk, I'd suggest water shoes or flip flops. The beach isn't very wide and by the water it's narrow and slanted, so no long beach walks for me.
That said - it is a gorgeous spot, convenient, with parking, and shade. Go to the end and see the beautiful meadow on the other side of the road - just beautiful. Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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