We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice long Beach

We were here early november morning, nice cool weather, road closed for the season for automobile... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Pasadena, California
Long beach on the South WEst end of South Lake Tahoe

Very nice beach. Plenty of shade, excellent facilities, good parking next to the beach, small food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martinez, California
Read all 281 reviews
All photos (141)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach”(25 reviews)
“picnic tables”(24 reviews)
“food truck”(8 reviews)
Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Pope Beach for has clear shallow water.Restrooms are dispersed along the length of the beach and there is a parking fee. This is one of the cleanest Lake Tahoe beaches that will not disappoint. Great for the family.

5  Thank Allan D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 July 2018

My first time in South Lake Tahoe for a summer vacation. South Lake Tahoe usually means a winter get-away for us. It was Friday, 7/27, on a very warm day. We arrived at 12:30 PM. The entrance to the parking lot was blocked. I was...More

5  Thank hr163mp
Reviews (281)
Filter reviews
251 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great beach picnic tables food truck accessible beach trees for shade paddle boards clean sand shallow water lots of parking camp richardson kayak rentals tahoe beach clean restrooms entrance fee off season beautiful area gorgeous views
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 251 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were here early november morning, nice cool weather, road closed for the season for automobile, we had to walk from the road, about 1/2 mile. Nice sandy long beach overlooking mountain range, lots of picnic and kids play area.

Thank Gwita
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach. Plenty of shade, excellent facilities, good parking next to the beach, small food and drinks stand and kayaks and SUP rentals.

Thank MSMoratorio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took Bikes from Tahoe Beach and Ski Resort to the Beach. We think it was about 12 miles round trip. Very easy trip and the stopping point at Pope Beach was well worth the journey. Stopped for coffee at the general store at the...More

Thank Gary333888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quiet getaway perfectly tucked within the pines. There is ample seating available and picnic spots. The wild ducks come running hoping for some fast food. The water is clean and one can easily swim here.

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Went with entire family to enjoy some beach time and the place didn't disappoint at all.. But it was extremely crowded as it was a weekend and summer holidays time, it was difficult to get place to setup some family space... But once we got...More

Thank AjitT924
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Best beach at a lake I have ever seen! Get there early or you'll be one of the people parking a mile away, hiking in carrying a lawn chair and ice chest.

Thank Carrie w
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A very good place for relaxing and spend some quilty time doing beach activities. There is a beach fee of $10 but its worth the visit.

Reviewed 11 September 2018

The beach had ample room and some picnic tables for visitors. The bathrooms were very nice. Great area for kayaking.

Thank RachLJ88
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in South Lake Tahoe, this beach is a must visit. It’s clean, beach is great and food and rentals just five mins drive. There is a kayak rental on the beach itself. The water is blue and it’s Great for family... especially...More

Thank Phuntsok D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Spent a morning/afternoon here with the kids and had a wonderful time. Water is cold, but very refreshing on a hot day.

Thank Jessica P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 66 nearby hotels
Emerald Bay Lodge
41 reviews
.04 miles away
Lazy S Lodge
38 reviews
.33 miles away
Matterhorn Motel
54 reviews
.78 miles away
Tahoe Valley Lodge
21 reviews
.86 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 172 nearby restaurants
Evan's American Gourmet Cafe
462 reviews
.48 miles away
My Thai Cuisine
380 reviews
.70 miles away
Sonney's Bbq Shack Bar and Grill
311 reviews
.11 miles away
Burger Lounge
140 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 160 nearby attractions
Taylor Creek Visitor Center
396 reviews
.00 miles away
711 reviews
.54 miles away
Kiva Beach
44 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
17 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MSMoratorio | Reviewed this property |
Camp Richardson may still be open. Otherwise, there is a campground in town that may also be opened. Both are on the Lake
28 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Howard F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you bring your car in you have to pay.
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Melinda S | Reviewed this property |
Park opens at 8:00 am. It is $8.00 per car. Keep in mind that, especially later in the day, the waves can get pretty high and dangerous. The lake is so large, it kind of has the ability to make it's own weather. Most of the... More
Shohini B
24 June 2018|
Response from Dljprem | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, Pope does not rent any beach "toys"or boats. You would go to the next beach down,only 1/4 mile probably and rent at the marina at Camp Richardson. Or probably less to rent anything from places along the way to... More
Brenda M
12 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dljprem | Reviewed this property |
Last year due to fire danger no fires allowed of any kind and I witnessed the beach removing the ages old built in grills. To be sure I would contact Cal. Forest Service to be sure. Seriously doubt it. Sorry. We don't like... More