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Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach

Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831 649 2836
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Ranked #2 of 92 things to do in Carmel
Activities: Sunbathing, Birdwatching
Owner description: The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from the shore will draw you...
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Activities: Sunbathing, Birdwatching
Owner description: 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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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Always a beautiful stop along the coast. Great people, fun activities, well-behaved dogs. Just one example of what makes California so GREAT, and why we love coming to the coast.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We witnessed a proposal while walking the beach. Lots of fun. It was cool and windy but enjoyed the coolness and the walk along the Pacific Ocean!

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Lovely expanse of white beach, within view of Pebble Beach coastline. Mature Cypress trees, convenient bathrooms, and lovely trail above the beach for strools.

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preston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

this beach is in a beautiful setting with white sands and views of monterey bay. the walk down from the village centre is quite steep which makes walking back up quite hard especially for those with walking difficulties

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Yes, parking can be a challenge. Be patient and you'll see why.

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Grand Terrace, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The sand is almost blinding, it is so white. The trees surrounding the beach are amazing!

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woodbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

if you love dogs and a beautiful beach, visit! It's very clean. Residents and tourists clean up immediately so no problems that I noticed...

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Beautiful sand, nice strolling beach, bring your dog!

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Amazing! We got their at sunset, should have stayed here instead of neighboring Monterey.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The beach is right at the end of Ocean Avenue. The beautiful pinkish-white sands start only steps from the parking area. A great place to stroll or just sit on the sands and enjoy the beach.

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