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Pope Beach

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-543-2600
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Nice stroll through historic area of Lake Tahoe

In the off season many tourist areas are closed but you are allowed to park outside the area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JzTz2013
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Tampa, Florida
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nice beach time

Pope beach is a nice area to just relax and to get closer to the Lake. Also, it wasn't crowded when... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Olga T
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Chicago, Illinois
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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (22 reviews)
“picnic tables” (22 reviews)
“food truck” (8 reviews)
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Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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+1 530-543-2600

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the off season many tourist areas are closed but you are allowed to park outside the area and walk through. We did that yesterday in Pope Beach. Beautiful grounds and gorgeous views from the waterfront

Thank JzTz2013
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Pope beach is a nice area to just relax and to get closer to the Lake. Also, it wasn't crowded when we were there.

Thank Olga T
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The beach has no waves so it is great for families with kids because you do not have to worry a lot when the small ones run into the water.

Thank g-cardozo
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Was less crowded, clean, kids will enjoy. But could be scary as after few feets from shore it's deep as 10+feet.

Thank navinnew
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Pope Beach. It was clean with lots of amenities. The water was much warmer than we had expected which was a pleasant surprise. People on the beach were friendly and parking seemed to be plentiful. Overall it was a nice...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Even though its on Federal lands, the Beach is State run. AT 3:00, the gate attendant was very defensive and impolite when we asked about the National Parks pass we have, which specifies National lands are included in the price of the pass. We drove...More

Thank Winequine
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Pope is an amazing beach! Such a long strand of clear sandy beach and shallow water for swimming and floating. Great for children. Easy parking. Vendors are on site with cold drinks and snacks. Very clean and friendly atmosphere. Bathroom are well maintained.

1  Thank twidner66
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Best Beach in Lake Tahoe just off hwy 89 before camp Richardson. Go early otherwise you will not get in or have to wait in a long lines of cars. 8.00 entrance fee but worth it for upkeep of this beautiful area. Staff are wonderful...More

Thank DIRECTORACE
Reviewed September 2, 2017

They charge for parking $8 but that's for all day and allows you to travel around all the beaches in the area the water quality is excellent but it is too shady for sun worshippers like us

Thank Martin aryeh W
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Great place to take off in kayak's and paddle to Emerald Bay. Just know that it can be choppy waters turning the point into Emerald Bay due to boat wakes, and that paddling back to Pope Beach normally has wind against you in the afternoon;...More

Thank TravelinWillers
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nancytiskiy
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Theresa N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure we always pay with cash but one thing that is great is your parking receipt will get you in to Baldwin Beach, Nevada state Beach and a couple others, you can come in and out without having to pay again. I hope... More
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Livetotravel4321
March 19, 2017|
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Response from luvtogo362 | Reviewed this property |
Have not been in the area on the 4th, but I assume any beach location would have a spectacular view....they are all very open with no obstructions....if you go, you'll have the best time ever !!!!
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