Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe

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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
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About Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe

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 Information

  • There are restrooms along the length of the beach.

Pope Beach Ticket Prices

  • Vehicle fee of $8 per car.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Pope Beach

  • 95% of people who visit South Lake Tahoe include Pope Beach in their plan

  • 45.52% of people start their Pope Beach visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pope Beach

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

90.32% 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, South Lake Tahoe Reviews

  • Great beach. Come here with family and friends. BBQ pits and picnic tables line the beach front. Mellow water depth keeps it warmer but the real estate also fills up real quick during the busy times in the summer. Wake up early, get here and lay down your blanket!

  • I enjoyed it here. The beach is usually very clean, but I can get really crowded during the weekends. The parking is also only eight dollars, which isn't the worst price to pay. I recommend coming here.

  • This is our go to beach, but get with the times and start accepting cards! Experiencing all of our beautiful state parks would be much easier if they accepted modern forms of payment. An app perhaps if not card? Bring cash only (no change unless you want some serious attitude and head shaking ) our spot at the end of the parking lot has a major red ant population. Each of us was bitten last visit. Feeling like it's time to branch out in hopes of finding a new shady beach.

  • The beach is fantastic, but it needs it's services expanded. Unless you pee in the water, you had at least a 15 minute wait to use the bathroom. They were filthy and out of soap all three days we used the beach. Don't even think about pooping. The water was super clear and it has very unique and beautiful orange sand. We will probably come back here again someday if we come to south lake Tahoe. We would give it a five star rating if the bathrooms were upgraded and soap was available.

  • Great place to soak in the water and the view. The walk to the beach from the parking lot is short. Watch for the Canadian geese-they can be aggressive! There's even a mobile snack bar. It can be crowded though.

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