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Address: Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.

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a point where you oversee the entire lake.

Great place to relax overlooking the lake. Boat jetty to take your ride into the lake, small kids park, also access to the nearby activities. Good car park.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RTBMamallapuram
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Kanathur, India

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Kanathur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to relax overlooking the lake. Boat jetty to take your ride into the lake, small kids park, also access to the nearby activities. Good car park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy beach to get to, which makes it a popular tourist spot in the summer, but it's still definitely beautiful. I lived in Reno for the summer and spent many days hanging out in Tahoe.. I visited Pope Beach at least two or three times and enjoyed myself always. Its a long enough beach where you're not... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice beach with good sand area. There are some good trials around too. Good beach to lay ur beach mat and chill for a while.

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Dublin, Ireland
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293 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Nice beach with plenty of sand. Stand-up paddle-boards and canoes are available for hire. There's also small kiosk with food but don't expect much from it.

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Missoula, Montana
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588 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Trails leading from Valhalla Grand Lodge to Pope Beach are easy to access and follow. Trails to the lovely beach are flat and woodsy. Bike rides to and from the beach to trails are also popular.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The water was chilly at first but so beautiful and refreshing on the hot sand. From the road, you can see 3 distinctly colored layers of the water, and the sight was just beautiful. You can rent paddle boards and other things at a locally run "booth" right on the beach. It was the perfect activity for family or friends... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a very nice beach offering great views of the mountains and the lakes. Family friendly but also good for couples wanting to relax. We went when it was off-season for South Lake Tahoe so the beach was very peaceful and quiet but we didn't mind any of the activities that were going on. They have clean bathrooms. Also,... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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162 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Pope beach is quite famous in Tahoe. You will find lot of people here. Kayaking is really good here. If its foggy the whole lake will appear white or grey in color and not blue as one sees in the pic

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Thank Yesha24
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Great for families with kids. Beach is very clean. Geese and gulls not too pesky. Paradise in Tahoe.

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Cool, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were glad we came after Labor Day since the crowds trying to get in over the week-end and during the summer can be HUGE.

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