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Address: Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: 5305432600
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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.

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Beautiful sandy beach

Pope Beach is close to HWY 89 near the Richardson Camp Ground. It is a stunning beach with plenty of parking and restroom facilities, a good place to ride to or walk around. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pope Beach is close to HWY 89 near the Richardson Camp Ground. It is a stunning beach with plenty of parking and restroom facilities, a good place to ride to or walk around. It is also close to the Camp Richardson General Store and Deli if you get hungry.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pope Beach t is very long There is plenty of parking and facilities plus shade trees. Pope beach is only a few minutes from downtown South Lake Tahoe. The views are really pretty and the lake is shallow in this area.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an $8 fee to get in. We went on a Sunday at around 11am and there were still tons of parking available. Very nice beach with picnic tables. Flush toilets, thank goodness. Similar to other places nearby, wasps/yellow jackets are everywhere. Bug sprays don't work. I suggest mint as wasps hate them. Nice place to spend a lazy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a kayak here and liked it very much. The people were nice and friendly. The beach was mostly clean with a family friendly feel. I liked the fact that we could see the bottom of the lake, or else I would probably never done it. The water was clean and it was mostly calm. I would go back... More 

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Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love spending time at Pope Beach. It has a very long beach that runs along Lake Tahoe and a restaurant near camp Richardson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was gorgeous... This was the first time i visited this one. Its a crowded one. They had an entry fee for 8$ and pets are not allowed.it was a beautiful day and my son loved the waters.There was a small food truck selling coffee and basic snacks. But it wasnt available after 5.

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Thank Rekha R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 bucks w no dog. we stayed here for less than 30 mins. too crowded, (coz its sunday and labor day) i dont know for regular days. water wasnt that extremely cold. beautiful place to sun bathing, grilled and do any kinds of water activities. great place w families and dogs. i was hoping for a bear but didnt see... More 

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Southern Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by Pope Beach for a quick picnic. The sandy beach is beautiful but a little too popular. Lots of people everywhere swimming and having fun. Despite all the people we found a free picnic table pretty easily as most people are at this beach for swimming and sunning. Things were looking pretty good until the bees started to smell... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is the most beautiful beach with great views. Picnic tables and parking are nearby and the Beacon Restaurant is right on the beach for great food and drink. Lots of rentals for those who are looking for water activities. The water taxi runs there on a schedule from Round Hill. There are also plenty of trees if you are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Pope Beach is a seemingly endless white-sand beach. The tree-line comes right to the beach The sand is nice and soft, but the nearby pine trees means the sand is littered with sharp pine needles. The beach is also infested with yellow-jackets. Just as we were leaving, our 4-year old was bitten by one, which was a lousy ending to... More 

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