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“Lovely clean beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach

Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
831 649 2836
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Birdwatching
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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.
Northern Ireland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely clean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Beach was just at the bottom of the main street in Carmel. Easy to get to. Unfortunately, parking was very difficult although this was not a problem for us as our hotel was within walking distance.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Charming Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Carmel Beach is charming, with or without a dog. Do walk along the shoreline but be prepared for ankle numbing water and chilling breezes. Take a jacket and camera; you'll want both. Parking is challenging so get there early in the morning if you can or walk down from town. It is also a beautiful place to view sunset.

Visited March 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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“Wonderful Beach Even Without a Dog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I've never found a beach I didn't like. This beach is wide and long, so you can take a fairly long walk. It's okay to bring dogs and let them run free. Although I don't own a dog, I enjoyed watching them play with each other and frolic in the ocean.

Visited February 2013
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Benicia, California, United States
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“Dog and I love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

OFF LEASH beach. What more need I say? Lots of other stuff to watch, as well...including families with their kids making sand castles, kayakers, surfers...oh yah, Pebble Beach golf course at one end.

Visited March 2013
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“The Perfect Town Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Long stretches of white, "barking" sands; astoundingly beautiful vistas with memorable golden sunsets; interesting vegetation and climbable trees; California surfers; people, kid and dog-friendly; well maintained access and easy proximity to town.... what's not to like? .

Visited March 2013
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