Pope Beach

Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe: Address, Pope Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
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Derek G
San Francisco, CA29 contributions
Beautiful Beach and Views of Lake Tahoe
Oct 2020
When we visited Pope Beach in late October 2020, the parking lot was closed. We parked along the road nearby and took the 5-minute walk to the beach.

There were hardly any other people at the beach on that Sunday afternoon, probably because the direct road access was closed. The beach is beautiful. The lake is beautiful. The surrounding forest is beautiful.

Bring a camera and take pictures! Your visit may be brief, but it will be enjoyable. I think this would be a nice spot for a picnic on the beach.
Written 27 October 2020
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Edward V
Brentwood, CA429 contributions
Room to be safe
Aug 2020 • Family
Our whole family spent hours here. Nice sand beach. Room to stay away from other families. Shade trees if needed. Get there early to have a place to park.
Written 13 August 2020
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eyalmenachem
Sunnyvale, CA183 contributions
Great fun beach!
Aug 2020
We came on a Sunday afternoon so we anticipated it will be crowded, which it was. Very. There was heavy traffic in the entrance so we decided to park outside on the road. It was a 5-7 minute walk so it's fine as long as you're not carrying too many things.
The beach is great, the water is amazing, we've had a lot of fun.
Again, weekdays would be much better than going on weekends.
Written 10 August 2020
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Judi S
San Rafael, CA148 contributions
Great spot -- a bit crowded
Aug 2020
We spent about 3 hours here. Beautiful space - a bit crowded for Covid times. Most people were wearing masks, but getting to the water safely didn't always work. Ok if you found a spot to just chill. Easy to walk (12 minutes to Camp Richardson ) for lunch if you didn't bring lunch (we didn't). Camp ranger was helpful and friendly. Grateful that we could be here.
Written 8 August 2020
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Alesha F
Marysville, CA14 contributions
Family Vacation
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a awesome beach! It has lots of shade, tables, and wasn’t to busy when we went on Monday! There are restrooms (not portables) on site.
Written 3 August 2020
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cjprescott211
5 contributions
Beautiful beach with shade and tables
Jul 2020
We had a great t8me at this lovely beach. Both the beach and restrooms were clean. It was fun swimming with the geese that hang out. Mild waves from the boats and wind made it fun and safe for the kids.

There is shade from the tall pine trees and picnic tables for eating at. You. We’d to go early by 9am or late after 3pm to get a close parking spot.
Written 1 August 2020
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Patty M
Colorado Springs, CO56 contributions
Not the best beach in the area, IMHO
Jul 2020
Because the pine trees come right up to the beach, I found walking in the sand hard because of all the pine needles, etc. There were also a lot of ducks/geese there walking around and flocking to people whenever they thought they could get some food. Of course, this means there was poop in the sand too. So I didn't care for the beach because I felt the sand was not clean. But I will say there were a lot of families there enjoying barbecues and having a grand time, so my issue with the sand is probably just a personal thing. For me, Baldwin Beach is much nicer. Of course the water is CRYSTAL CLEAR anywhere you go on Lake Tahoe!
Written 25 July 2020
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Castelloj85
South Lake Tahoe, CA5 contributions
Beautiful Beach
Jun 2020 • Couples
On my trip I visited quite a few beaches and this was by far my favorite.
I went on a Friday and it was moderately full but still room to set up towels and chairs.
Picnic tables were available and restrooms were clean.
Written 28 June 2020
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rdhess52
7 contributions
Great Beach to visit!
Nov 2019
Pope has been a long time favorite when going to Tahoe! It is always very clean and nice sand and great for swimming in the late summer when the lake warms up!
Written 24 November 2019
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TrailBlazer565140
Pismo Beach, CA8 contributions
Great beach
Aug 2019
Pope beach was great for my new hubby and I. It was a cooler day and we had a great spot with some lite shade and good sun. Very clean, and parking was easy.
Written 5 November 2019
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