Pope Beach

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

Pope Beach - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Pope Beach

  • Pope Beach Address: Pope Beach Campground, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States
  • Pope Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Pope Beach Price: Free
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Pope Beach

  • 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 Trips

Pope Beach, South Lake Tahoe Reviews

  • Great sand, crystal clear water and plenty of space on beach for all. Parking is limited and there's a $10 per vehicle access fee which, for anywhere else in the state, is dirt cheap parking. If you leave the park and want to come back later the same day, be aware that you may not get to park again if the lot fills up while you were away. Overall, a great place to have some beach fun with rental concessions available to supplement your waterborne gear requirements.

  • The beach is beautiful and the water is amazingly clear here. They have plenty of parking and many picnic tables by the water for you to enjoy a meal out, just watch out for the seagulls or the ducks because once you feed one they will not leave you alone😂 But the biggest downside is that there are no animals of any sorts allowed on the beach(BTW there is a 10 dollar fee to get in to the park).

  • This is a huge beach with bathrooms, food trucks, and plenty of shade or sunshine, whichever you want. The sand is soft and the shore is great here. It is a long walk from the road if you cant find a parking spot and it does get busy, pack light.

  • Great spot for an afternoon at the beach. Lots of beach and tables. Tables may go quick as this place starts to get packed around noon. They do not have BBQ pits any longer and no charcaol BBQs are allowed. You can only bring a propane stove. It is $10 to park but the lot can get full and it's a decent walk from the street to the beach. They also have life jackets and paddle boards to rent as well as 1 and 2 person canoes. We didn't rent any of these so I don't know how much. They also have numerous bathrooms along the beach that are regularly cleaned. We saw a beach worker cleaning the bathrooms around 1 pm, and she was there for almost an hour making sure they were clean.

  • This beach is incredible, crystal clear green water perfect to enjoy the lake during the hot season. On my visit the water was a little bit cold but with a thin diving suit you are all set. Warm sand and barbecues. What else you can possibly ask. Check the date it might be very crowded and if you want to park next to the beach you have to pay a minimum of 10$, 20$ during the peak days. free entrance for bikers and walkers...keep this in mind since it's only an average of 3 miles far from the town. You can rent equipment to enjoy the lake like canoes and kayaks ecc... Go there and have fun.

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