Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe

4.6
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Beach · Nature / Park
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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. Put Pope Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our South Lake Tahoe road trip tool.
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  • We spent a few hours on the beach. There is shade to be had if you are visitors like us without umbrellas! The sand gets really hot though so water shoes are definitely needed. Our friends... 
    We spent a few hours on the beach. There is shade to be had if you are visitors like us without umbrellas! The sand gets really hot though so water shoes are definitely needed. Our friends...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • Beautiful but usually crazy crowded
  • Shade from the trees.

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