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“Favorite Beach with rentals, but no Trash Cans!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pope Beach

Pope Beach
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Owner description: Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
Orange County
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Favorite Beach with rentals, but no Trash Cans!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had so much fun at Pope Beach. Our 7 kids enjoyed renting a two person kayak (2 person kayak, 1 hour $30) and a paddle board ($20 for 2 hours). The water is nice because there are no waves and it is so easy to set off from the shore. The water is pretty clear and the sand is clean, however, there are no trash cans. No wonder previous reviewers have complained about trash. We found a dumpster by the restrooms that was overflowing. There are picnic tables. If you want to avoid the $7 parking, park on the highway and ride a bike or walk down the long driveway to the beach.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank SanClementeMom
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Apple Valley
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Nice beach area for picnic and suntanning, easy access, clean beach - not typically crowded, great local historical sites nearby.

Visited May 2013
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4 Thank Rex W
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Elk Grove, California
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208 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We've been to Pope Beach many times. It's close to SLT, and a convenient drive. Water is good for swimming and kayaking. Some shade, so get there early (before 11:00) for the best spot. Parking is limited on weekends. Sandy shoreline, clear water. Some of our best days in SLT are spent at Pope Beach.

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank MonocleTraveler
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Local's Secret Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I shouldn't tell you, but this is a nice beach. Very large, never crowded. They recently redid all the bathrooms.

Visited June 2012
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5 Thank Tahoeyoyo
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the best beach we have in Tahoe if you don't have your pets with you. They charge 7 dollars to park but you can come and go all day as long as they aren't too full. They have picnic tables that are huge! Bathrooms with indoor plumbling. No outhouses. The sand is better than the other beaches and the water is not that far of a walk from parking or the picnic tables. There is adequate sun and shade areas. They also have a vendor that sells food and beverages. If you don't want to drive you can bike or hike in. The kids love this beach. We watch the fireworks from it every year.

Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Misty R
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