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Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe

4.5
#2 of 7 in Parks in South Lake Tahoe
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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. To visit Pope Beach on your trip to South Lake Tahoe, use our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.
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  • this beach is out of the way but beautiful spot too. not as many people as camp Richardson or Bayou.  more »
  • We walked in quite a way because the gate was closed from 11-4. A sandy beach, restrooms, picnic tables and lots of shade trees make this a perfect spot to pitch your pop up and post up your family fo...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Busy beach but parking was available with 5 minutes of entering the park. Very nice for toddler kids. Canoe, kayaks etc.
  • 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...
  • This is our favorite beach on the CA side. Great beach great amenities.

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South Lake Tahoe is situated near the water. The popular accommodations are the area resorts, all of which are centrally located. Lodgings just across the state line give easy access to the casinos, and the lake is never far away.
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