Pope Beach is a wonderful place to spend the day with or without kids. The $8 per vehicle fee and pet prohibition keep some folks away, so it tends to not be as crowded as some other Tahoe beaches. Visitors can make use of picnic tables and standing BBQs, and restrooms are available. Although there are beautiful pines, Pope Beach is not overrun by them, and there are plenty of stretches of sand for picnics, sandcastles and relaxation. Pope Beach is a great destination beach for hikers and bikers, and visitors without cars can avoid the fee. The summer season brings food concessions and paddleboard and kayak rentals.
California State Route 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA