Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe

4.5
#2 of 7 in Parks in South Lake Tahoe
Relax in a peaceful, secluded area of Lake Tahoe at Pope Beach. Sheltered by pine trees and mountains, this shore generally remains uncrowded, with facilities including picnic tables, barbecue grills, and restrooms. Stretch out on the clean sand or take a dip in the shallow water, which is also perfect for children. If you bring food, remember to keep it covered in case seagulls swoop in. If driving, bring cash for the parking fee. Put Pope Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our South Lake Tahoe road trip tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Great sandy beach, so well there swimming with shallow sloping banks with children. Is the $8 worth.
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  • October 3, 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 land...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    Pope is an amazing beach! Such a long strand of clear sandy beach and shallow water for swimming and floating. Great for children. Easy parking. Vendors are on site with cold drinks and snacks. Very c...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Came here in July and it was pretty busy on the beach. We had to park about .5 miles away in the road and walk in but it wasn't a bad walk. There was plenty of beach front to lay out on - soaking up the sun and enjoying the scenery.
  • June 20, 2017
    The entrance fee was $8. Even though the beach was busy there was parking and tables available. There are shady areas because of the pine trees which is nice when you want to get out of the sun. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked.
  • July 3, 2017
    Busy beach but parking was available with 5 minutes of entering the park. Very nice for toddler kids. Canoe, kayaks etc.
  • June 22, 2017
    My favorite place for weekend get away...Clean and with a nice view....Parking & restrooms is just a few feet away ...There are tables and Bbq grills as well...The entrance fee $8 This place is always packed...be sure to arrive early...There are parking available on the street,in case you wouldn't be allowed in,you can just walk pass the gates to the beach for free...
  • July 8, 2017
    This is our favorite beach on the CA side. Great beach great amenities.

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