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“Life is Good...in Carmel!” 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 #2 of 96 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Columbus, Ohio
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“Life is Good...in Carmel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My son and I drove the PCH from LA to SF. We stopped off in Carmel to stay overnight. We stayed in town and spent New Year's Day walking the beach. Wow. It is SO nice in Carmel. Gorgeous area and a great vibe. And, like others have mentioned, a town that is doggy heaven!
The Main Street has so many fun shops to stroll past and linger in, and walking past some of the adorable homes made me want to stay in town longer. I would live in Carmel any day. It is nice there! We went out to the famous Carmel Valley Ranch for dinner and sunset. Super nice and relaxing time.

Visited February 2013
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“Doggie Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Carmel City Beach is like no other beach we've ever been to. It's a breeze of a walk down hill (leaving is another story) and well-behaved dogs are welcome to go off leash and enjoy the beach. Through the hazy day we had, it honestly looked as though it were Dog Heaven on Earth (if there is such a place).

Visited January 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“White clean sand and fresh air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

What a beautiful way to start our weekend in Carmel. Arrived around sunset which is early in winter. Beautiful Friday weather and we decided to run down the dune like beach to waters edge. The smell of the surf was like no other. The sand is super fine pure white and feels so good between my toes. And you can walk to town!

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Tucson, AZ
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Sand is powdery; views of the ocean are stunning. Lot's of people/dog watching. Parkin was surprising easy at 11:00 on a Sunday in January when the weather forecast was 85 degrees. Walk up Ocean for shopping & lunch (good for able bodied only).
Very nice & laid back.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you are looking for a woderful drive by the sea you should try the road from San Francisco to Carmel.

Visited March 2013
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