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“Beautiful, Quiet” 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 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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“Beautiful, Quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Happened upon this beach while driving through Carmel By The Sea (I was enchanted by the fairy tale houses). This is a neat beach because there is a river area where kids could swim, because the ocean beach is too cold and dangerous. Restrooms available.

Visited July 2014
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“make a fire !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

go at night, make a fire and have a glass of champagne one the beach....one of the few places in the world to do it legally

Visited July 2014
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“Must Do When in Carmel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It isn't a visit to see the family in Carmel Valley without an afternoon at the beach. We like the south side of Carmel Beach and enjoy having a quiet picnic while watching the waves and local surfers. Have found some great sea glass too!

Visited August 2014
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“Spectacular beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Easy to get to - just down the main street. There is free parking at the entrance to the beach and we lucked out and got a spot up close. There were a lot of people but the beach NEVER looked crowded or even close to that because it's so huge! This seemed to be a fun area to hang out in. Keep driving along the road to your right and see some fabulous beachfront houses. We then, merged onto 17 mile drive to take a look at that.

The street leading to the beach has a great vibe with lots of restaurants and shops.
Next trip, I think I'd like to stay in Carmel for a day or two!

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful and very dog friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The carmel beach is one of the world's most beautiful beaches and is a great place to let your dog run free. At one end is Pebble Beach golf course and it is an easy climb up to see both the 9th and 10th holes. Dolphins were visible in the ocean when we were there in the morning.

Visited August 2014
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