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Pope Beach

intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Great spot!

Easy access, bathrooms on-site, kid-friendly with plenty of shady area, and nice and clean. What... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rgrace33
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Superior, Wisconsin, USA
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Nice quiet beach - parking is $10

The beach is very nice and quiet. Perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, a swim or a picnic. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rohan C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (22 reviews)
“picnic tables” (22 reviews)
“food truck” (8 reviews)
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intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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"great beach"
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"picnic tables"
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"food truck"
in 8 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 11 reviews
"shallow water"
in 5 reviews
"camp richardson"
in 13 reviews
"kayak rentals"
in 4 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"parking lot"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"off season"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 3 reviews
"gorgeous views"
in 3 reviews
"emerald bay"
in 6 reviews
"grill"
in 18 reviews
"geese"
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"charcoal"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy access, bathrooms on-site, kid-friendly with plenty of shady area, and nice and clean. What more could one ask for?

Thank Rgrace33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is very nice and quiet. Perfect spot for a lazy afternoon, a swim or a picnic. The parking is $10, but if you are ready to walk for 10 minutes, you can park on the road.

1  Thank Rohan C
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Beautiful lake and views across the lake, very relaxing. It is worth taking the time just to sit and enjoy.

1  Thank Merran
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

All Alpine lake/beaches are wonderful. Pope is an all -around beach. Families, gatherings, celebrations.If new to SLT, check out Round Hill Pines h for more, marina, restaurant, cool water pool. Fenced /safe for kids but no lifeguard provided. Can rent all from speedboats, jet skis...More

Thank Dljprem
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

In the off season many tourist areas are closed but you are allowed to park outside the area and walk through. We did that yesterday in Pope Beach. Beautiful grounds and gorgeous views from the waterfront

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Pope beach is a nice area to just relax and to get closer to the Lake. Also, it wasn't crowded when we were there.

Thank Olga T
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The beach has no waves so it is great for families with kids because you do not have to worry a lot when the small ones run into the water.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Was less crowded, clean, kids will enjoy. But could be scary as after few feets from shore it's deep as 10+feet.

Thank navinnew
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Pope Beach. It was clean with lots of amenities. The water was much warmer than we had expected which was a pleasant surprise. People on the beach were friendly and parking seemed to be plentiful. Overall it was a nice...More

Thank Matt A
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Even though its on Federal lands, the Beach is State run. AT 3:00, the gate attendant was very defensive and impolite when we asked about the National Parks pass we have, which specifies National lands are included in the price of the pass. We drove...More

Thank Winequine
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Brenda M
13 June 2018|
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Is alcohol allowed on the beach?
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Samantha R
20 March 2018|
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Response from g-cardozo | Reviewed this property |
From 21 up to 59 degrees.
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Theresa N | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure we always pay with cash but one thing that is great is your parking receipt will get you in to Baldwin Beach, Nevada state Beach and a couple others, you can come in and out without having to pay again. I hope... More
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