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“The best way to enjoy Carmel Beach? Alone” 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 #5 of 44 Activities in Carmel
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.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“The best way to enjoy Carmel Beach? Alone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Carmel Beach can be a huge stretch of thinking sand. You just need the weather to get blustery and at the edge of rain and it is all yours. The ocean can be violent and extreme and inspirational. It smells like ocean here. Don't stand in the parking lot. Walk the sand, make footprints. Think, Reflect and even decide. What Next?

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Lone sandy beaches with beautiful views across the Pacific Ocean. Great romantic sunsets but wrap up well in cold winds.

Visited September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Head to the Beach for Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Make sure you take a walk down Ocean Avenue as the sun begins to set, it becomes a tunnel of golden light and what seemed like the entire town, but was probably just the tourists, flock down to the beach to watch the sun set over the ocean, it's like a big event. Absolutely stunning.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful sandy beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

At the end of Ocean Blvd. you arrive at this beautiful beach with gentle waves and a wide beach. Bathrooms nearby. parking limited.

Visited October 2013
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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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“Gorgeous Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Carmel beach is simply gorgeous! The sand is white and soft underfoot and the beach environment is so relaxing and refreshing. It is a wonderful experience to just sit and unwind and enjoy watching all the dogs play and enjoy being happy, and they are all so well behaved it is simply a joy. The sunsets are stunning, but what I love the most is watching the seals, otters and dolphins that play just off shore. This beach is fabulous for everyone and anyone, whether you are looking for a romantic weekend or a place to take the whole family - it's perfect.

Visited September 2013
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