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“Beach is always great” 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.
San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beach is always great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We just love going to the beach here, got lunch at the deli up the street and sat and had lunch on the beach.

Visited October 2013
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“Great little find in Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You can access the beach from a road end at the south side of town. Look for the beach access sign, and drive around to the end. Nice walkway, and uncrowded beach area perfect for walking and picnicking.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely West coast beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The sandy beach is large so you'll be able to find your own space. Most people were gathered near the parking lot on Ocean Ave, which also has bathrooms. The further you walk, the less people you will see. Make sure you bring warm clothing, especially if you watch the sunset, as the temperature seems to drop quickly with the sun.

Visited September 2013
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“Carmel Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great place to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Sand pebbles are very large...apparently this is why the golf course is named pebble beach.

Visited October 2013
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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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