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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Open bay beach.

Great sandy beach in a bay with waves and beautiful sunsets. This town as everyone seems to know is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Montreal, Canada

Loved Carmel! What a beautiful city with plenty of activities to do as a couple or with family and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Denise D
Vaughan, Canada
via mobile
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The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from the shore will draw you like a magnet to these striking white sand beaches for a leisurely stroll or picnic.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (88 reviews)
“run free” (16 reviews)
“off leash” (33 reviews)
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great sandy beach in a bay with waves and beautiful sunsets. This town as everyone seems to know is a dog lovers town. They are also on the beach. People behavier is fantastic. Polite, careful and attentive to others. It’s a very clean beach. It...More

Thank CLAUDEMontreal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved Carmel! What a beautiful city with plenty of activities to do as a couple or with family and friends.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach at Carmel is a must see when you're there. Weekend parking is tight, but during the week, there are lots of spots right by the beach. Beautiful white sand. Long walks in the sun are so enjoyable. Many residents bring their dogs there...More

Thank Cricketcamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love walking there and very clean and calm but of course lots of people visiting. relaxing to have a picnic but the water is cold. too bad it is not as warm as the Mediterranean Sea.

Thank Tarek D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean beach, easy parking, great views of the ocean and fun for the kids to play in...Bring warm clothes

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A world class beach at the foot of town, Carmel, this place just about has it all. Enjoy the beach activities or easily walk up in town. The fun is up to you.

Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this beautiful beach. So nice to have a beautiful beach like this so close to ‘downtown’ Carmel. Quintessential Northern California Beach.

Thank Jerry O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Carmel Beach on a Sunday morning recently...the experience is always the same. Natural beauty in every direction one turns. Never crowded. Lots of friendly dogs. Can't find a better spot for an early morning coffee :)

Thank Zach_September
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carmel by the Sea We stopped at Carmel by the Sea and were absolutely charmed by the downtown. It had many many art galleries and stores selling attractive items like Tiffany-design lamps made of colored sea-shells, embossed leather Cowboy boots and crystal Christmas ornaments! Of...More

Thank Bokuli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely long white sand beach. Very popular with tourists visiting. We only visited for a short while but were suitably impressed.

Thank John M
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2016|
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Response from Richard1939 | Reviewed this property |
The beach slopes up to the sidewalk not requiring steps. Further down the sand hills are steeper
27 August 2016|
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Response from tehachap | Reviewed this property |
If you own a beach wheelchair, Carmel River State Beach at Scenic and Carmelo has flat access from the car to the sand. I do not know what rental services offers 'beach wheelchairs.' No rental services at all are near any... More
Vicki L
18 May 2016|
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Response from Hoopsdad | Reviewed this property |
We ate at a place called From Scratch and we loved it. Our dog was also treated very well. This is a very dog friendly town and most places allow dogs. They simply have outdoor seating to accommodate them. As has been stated... More