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Pope Beach

Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-543-2600
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Pope beach and kayaking in South Lake Tahoe

This is a great beach used by both visitors and locals. There is an $8 fee to enter the park with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Denise R
via mobile
Good enough Beach ....Views are great

This beach is an amazing Tahoe location. Calm and very clean. Even clean restrooms. A nice sandy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gainesville, Virginia
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Wide sandy beach, popular with families.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (19 reviews)
“picnic tables” (20 reviews)
“paddle boards” (10 reviews)
Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-543-2600

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great beach used by both visitors and locals. There is an $8 fee to enter the park with your vehicle. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent here. Be aware there are no lifeguards on duty. Geese were plentiful looking ffor...More

1  Thank Denise R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is an amazing Tahoe location. Calm and very clean. Even clean restrooms. A nice sandy beach with calm waters.

Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was tranquil, clean and beautiful. A stunning sandy beach with calm shallow waters for swimming and all the amenities you could wish for. Lots of activities available if desired, or alternatively a relaxing sun bathe or a lovely stroll down the beach. A...More

Thank matthewcV1973LT
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This beach is an amazing Tahoe location. Calm and very clean. There's restrooms, parking, bbq and the amazing lake. Highly recommended.

Thank Nathan J
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Good views. Toilets. Picnic tables. More parking than could ever be needed. Good enough beach. Good views

Thank Highmeadowhiker
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great place to spend and take pictures. We drove around The Lake and the community just out of Summer Season. Very nice!

Thank KeithMack
Reviewed 16 October 2016

There is not a bad spot in all of Lake Tahoe....south is a little more congested, but that makes for part of the fun...

Thank luvtogo362
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pope Beach is close to HWY 89 near the Richardson Camp Ground. It is a stunning beach with plenty of parking and restroom facilities, a good place to ride to or walk around. It is also close to the Camp Richardson General Store and Deli...More

1  Thank travelJFH
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Pope Beach t is very long There is plenty of parking and facilities plus shade trees. Pope beach is only a few minutes from downtown South Lake Tahoe. The views are really pretty and the lake is shallow in this area.

1  Thank rexcatt
Reviewed 14 September 2016

There is an $8 fee to get in. We went on a Sunday at around 11am and there were still tons of parking available. Very nice beach with picnic tables. Flush toilets, thank goodness. Similar to other places nearby, wasps/yellow jackets are everywhere. Bug sprays...More

1  Thank 451cece
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Can you see the South Lake Tahoe fireworks display from Pope Beach?
20 March 2017|
Response from luvtogo362 | Reviewed this property |
Have not been in the area on the 4th, but I assume any beach location would have a spectacular view....they are all very open with no obstructions....if you go, you'll have the best time ever !!!!
Can you drink alcohol at this beach?
20 July 2016|
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Response from KIKI95632 | Reviewed this property |
Are dogs welcome on the beach?
28 June 2016|
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Response from mzjdoeboy | Reviewed this property |
no, you can take dogs to Kiva beach