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Address: Carmel, CA

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Nice beach for walks and divers

A nice beach a couple of miles south of Carmel. It has a very steep drop off just offshore, so be careful if you go into the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Andrew A
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Carmel Valley, California
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Carmel Valley, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Really nice beach right off of Highway 1. Its nickname with locals is Mortuary beach, because of all of the drownings there. If you are not a strong swimmer or experienced surfer, please don't go in the water and watch your kids and pets. Multiple drownings in families on the same day plague that spot. So be careful!

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A nice beach a couple of miles south of Carmel. It has a very steep drop off just offshore, so be careful if you go into the water.

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Lovely views and pristine sand but dangerous waves. Many tourist don't heed the warning signs. Rouge waves are a regular here. Don't turn your back to the water.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Easily accessible when driving down towards Big Sur on Highway 1. This beach is across from the Benedictine Nun Monastery. While the views are breathtaking, the beach is really not sandy, but pebbly, which makes it for a less than great experience, even for those who just want to beachcomb, I would rather drive to the Carmel Beaches where the... More 

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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202 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

very nice scenery. locals warn visitors not to go inside the water because it's too dangerous. But walking on the beach is recommended.

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2 Thank Yair K
San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You owe it to yourself to experience a walk on this perfect, white, sugar-sand beach. Lose yourself in its beauty. Remember what it is like to be a barefoot child by the sea.

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Carmel Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Monastery Beach is just to the north of Point Lobos Preserve, and not only features dramatic crashing surf, and views of Point Lobos, but you can walk from there north to the Carmel River Beach (either on the bluff trail or along the sand). However, this is not the type of beach where you play or go in the water.... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I really like this beach. The only thing that I dislike is the "sand." Well, like previous reviews have said...more like pebbles. I like to walk barefoot at the beach, but at this beach I can only do that for so long. After a while the pebbles start to hurt. Seriously, these little pebbles will exfoliate your feet and it... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

unbelievable beauty especially 17 mile tour drive. The beaches and houses are gorgeous beyond belief. I loved the drive just getting to Carmel.

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Monterey
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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There are two areas of this beach, called the north end and the south end. There are restrooms here at the far end of the beach (away from Carmel and towards Big Sur). The beach is steep and if there are waves it can be dramatic. Looking out to the East you can see Ghost Tree (bring binoculars). I have... More 

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