Pope Beach

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  • Address: Pope Beach Campground, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Trail, Water Body, Leisure, Family And Kids, Adventure Sport, Water Sport, Picnic Spot

Families love this beach. It’s clean and shallow and long. Watersports include kayaking, swimming and wind-surfing. There are some lovely trails around for jogging and bicycling. Picnic table and standing BBQs round out the food areas, which also have snack shacks. There are rentals from where you can pick up watersports gear. Thank goodness, it’s size means that it’s almost never crowded. Surrounded by lovely forests, it’s incredibly peaceful.

Pope Beach Travel Tips

  • There are restrooms along the length of the beach.

Entrance Ticket Details For Pope Beach

  • Vehicle fee of $8 per car.

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  • Pope Beach Address: Pope Beach Campground, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States
  • Pope Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Pope Beach(preferred time): 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pope Beach: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit South Lake Tahoe include Pope Beach in their plan

  • 51.05% of people start their Pope Beach visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pope Beach

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pope Beach

People normally club together Eagle Falls Hike and Magic Carpet Golf while planning their visit to Pope Beach.

People also prefer to end their day with Pope Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pope Beach Reviews & Ratings

  • Love this place, water was crystal clear and you can literally see your toes even if you are in the deep end to your neck. We went the first week of August and water was cold but tolerable enough to even out with the hot weather of high 80's. The sand is very fine and dark. They is an entrance fee of $10.00 for parking. There are also kayak rentals. We saw some cute ducks and their babies.

  • Very nice public beach at Lake Tahoe. It's managed by the National Park Service. Entrance costs $10. Parking was easy. The beach was clean, it was busy but not noisy (no ghetto blasters or other sound machines). The water was chilly. From the waterline the water gets deep very quickly: within a few meters it's neck deep. It was pretty hot, but thanks to the cold water there was a very pleasant breeze. We had a great afternoon.

  • This is becoming one of my favorite beaches in Tahoe. It’s extremely clean, even the public restrooms are so well kept. The water on the beach is still almost as if you are looking at the glass. This beach is so clean, the water is clear and pristine. What I like most about it is that they have a long stretch of parking lot, every block has its own restroom. The location from the parking lot to the beach is so close by making it one of the most kids and family friendly beach I have ever been to. If you come midday... you’ll have the whole beach to yourself pretty much. When you do visit, please drop a few words and let me know what you like about it.

  • Best beach in lake Tahoe. People here sensible not to litter. If you are looking for a beach where you can swing and have group picnics, this is the place to be. Beach is full of trees, providing much needed shades during summer. No walkable restaurants available besides the beach. The nearest is around 2 miles. Restrooms are nice and clean. Ample parking space, try to park at the end of the lot. It's less crowded there on the beach. On weekends and holidays reach early to setup in nice spots.

  • Kid friendly, hammock friendly, lots of shaded spots, volleyball🏐 net, picnic tables close to the water, bike rentals with trail, kayak rentals, lots of parking (or can park on the road and walk), restrooms and can ONLY bring propane grills $10 admission per car when I went on Labor Day 💵Cash Only, Snack bar nachos etc. when I went but I didn't taste the food their. Would come again only 🆕new floaties 🆕 they said.

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