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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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Most Beautiful View of Tahoe from Beach

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
2butterfly
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San Jose, California
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Southern Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came in the morning with plenty of sunscreen and lunch, stayed all day and even rented some paddle boards / kayaks for an hour. Two adults, 3 kids (ages 7-9-11) gave this spot a hearty thumbs up. We all loved it.

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Thank pintofski
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably the most Caribbean-like beach of all the beaches in Tahoe except with pine trees and mountains and very cold water.

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Thank rum r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in South Lake Tahoe for our 8th anniversary and we both wanted at least one day to enjoy at "the beach." Because we had a lot planned, I knew there was a good chance we'd only get one beach day...I was right. I researched for months off and on to figure out which beach was... More 

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Thank EllenM0rgan
Berkeley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Pope Beach after seeing the video of bears playing in the waters last week. Parking is close to the shore which is important if you're older women toting chairs and picnic, not to mention beach blanket, towels and reading material. Nearby boat rentals were tempting but we ended up wading in the water and finishing off the latest... More 

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Thank Karen S
Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pope Beach is a long beautiful sandy strip. It has plenty of parking and shade areas if needed. The beach is so long that even when busy, it doesn't feel crowded. If you lay on the beach you'll be joined by the local geese, ducks and maybe a seagull. Parking/entry fee is required but is good at other beaches on... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in the afternoon and it was a little breezy and the water was a little choppy. On the plus side, there was plenty of parking (and bears in the parking lot!). There were a lot of people at the beach but it didn't feel too crowded and with the tall trees coming so close to the lake, there... More 

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Thank PetalumaTraveler373
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pretty. Not crowded, but fun. Families, young people, retired folks- everyone was enjoying the water, sand and sun. Boats off in the distance. You didn't feel like your kayak was going to hit swimmer or other craft. Try it.

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