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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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Great Family Beach area

This was a great place to visit, meet up with friends and let all of the kids play. The beach was clean, the views were great, and the kids (big and small) had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
pickytraveler0377
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northwest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was a great place to visit, meet up with friends and let all of the kids play. The beach was clean, the views were great, and the kids (big and small) had a great time.

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Yuba City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Views of Lake Tahoe don't get much better than from Pope Beach. It's a beautiful area and fantastic views with the mountains surrounding the water.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We were told so many times to visit here before we left for home. Wow! Lovely, uncrowded beach with beautiful clear, shallow water for about 300yds! Lots of picnic tables and grills and exceptionally clean bathroom facilities. Everything is right there - close to the beach. Parking is $8 for the day. Well with it. Watch out for the gulls... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Perfect for a day on the beach in South Lake Tahoe. There was plenty of shade and picnic benches. Not a lot of wind and is quiet. TIP: Bring cash to get in ($8 for two people)

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Virginia
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Pope beach is beautiful. More crowded than Kiva Beach just down the road, but also less rocky in our experience.And it really wasn't particularly crowded, though we were there later in the afternoon. You get gorgeous views of the mountains while lounging or swimming in the shallow water, which as others have noted, extends a good distance into the lake.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Pope beach is beautiful. It is great for kids because the water is shallow for about a quarter of a mile out. There are views of mountains and the water is crystal clear with nice sand underneath. There was plenty of shade as well. Only minor issues, there are pine cones and large pine needles mixed in with the sand... More 

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Danville, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Pope is a really nice beach on the southwest shore next to Camp Richardson. The beach is good and there are trees for shade. Restrooms are provided. If you have bikes, you can also go out to the really nice bike trail, ride it, and stop by Camp Richardson for lunch at The Beacon (a beach side bar & grill).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

i visited pope beach with my family on august 16th,2015..when I arrived at the gate,they said they didnt take credit cards nor debit card.I had to pay cash..I handed the attendant $50.oo bill,when he gave me the change,I didnt count it,as there was a line behind me.I put the change away.when I got home,I counted the money whimidated or notch... More 

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Loma Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We always visit Pope Beach. Large sandy beach, big bathrooms for changing....a must visit, good for the little ones and the big ones too!

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loira74
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have been going to pope beach since I was a kid. Lots of parking but it does fill up. Sand gets really hot. Good wading area and for grilling. Bathrooms. They wouldn't take debit and there is no nearby ATM, so last time we had to go elsewhere. They are really on it about invasive species in the lake,... More 

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