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Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831 649 2836
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Activities: Sunbathing, Birdwatching
Description: The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from...
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.
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Beautiful Californian Beach Front

Beautiful Californian beach, you smell the sea, not too crowded and part of the very nice village of Carmel, one of my favorite places in California.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Californian beach, you smell the sea, not too crowded and part of the very nice village of Carmel, one of my favorite places in California.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We spent the morning at the beach. It is a beautiful spot with plenty of room to spread out a blanket, run or walk the beach or just relax and watch the dolphins just off shore. There aren't dangerous currents and many families enjoyed a magnificent view on a gorgeous day with us. What? No cost? None.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Wide beach for all to enjoy! Family loved racing down the sandy hill down to the water! Downside is parking is limited.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a gem of a beach. If you stay in town, you can walk there. So far the best white sand ever. Parking is a bit hard to find on hot days, but walkable form most hotels or B&Bs.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Carmel - Monterey - Pacific Grove was simply perfect. The weather was sunny, we were able to navigate around the area with ease. Many photo opportunities….along the coastline. Great food, friendly service, blue sky, amazing art galleries and shopping.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The beach at Carmel is absolutely beautiful and kept wonderfully clean. Dog walkers clean up after their pets and there are fresh water taps at the top of the beach to clean off that unwanted sand!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Love the smell of the ocean and love hearing the crashing waves. Beautiful and quiet place, great scenery all around.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful beach -- definitely pet friendly and a great place to end your day to watch the sunset. Many people come here just to do that. Also, a great photo opportunity of the coastline. Not to be missed!

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took the PC 1 from LA to Carmel. Scenery was amazing. Loved the coastline along the city of Carmel also took in the 17 Mile drive. Would love to spend more time there since our visit was only a 2 day stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the northen side of the beach, there was no seaweed whips. I noticed lots of big dogs off leash. Made me nervous with my little dogs who were on leash. I wish there was a trash can the beach. Maybe that would inspire them to throw garbage away and pick up poop. I didn't think I saw any... More 

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831 649 2836
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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