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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-649-2836
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The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from...

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.

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A visit to the ocean

Watch the tide roll in & out with huge gentle waves, & have a close look at the weird types of seaweed they bring with them. You can get up close with your feet in the sand/water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Indio, California
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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the tide roll in & out with huge gentle waves, & have a close look at the weird types of seaweed they bring with them. You can get up close with your feet in the sand/water, or take your view via built look-out posts high up by the parking areas. The are feet shower facilities where you can wash... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located a short distance from Carmel at the westernmost end of Ocean Avenue. A bit of a hilly walk from the main part of town. Limited parking that seems to turn over rather quickly...You simply must take a break from shopping and eating to go down and experience the mighty Pacific Ocean. Kick off your shoes and get some sand... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you first arrive in Carmel, you will find it full of quaint vacation homes and gorgeous shopping, the mission and more but parking is difficult everywhere. We wanted to walk the city beach here but the winds were sandblasting our face from the time we parked in the residential streets above the beach. If it was not windy, the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

O.K. this is a great beach, warm salty water and just the right amount of rocks on the beach. the sand is white and the locals say that the sand was trucked in by those that live in carmel.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it was not summer, the place was perfect. It is a wide beach with nice views. House next to the beach are perfect and you get to see Pebble beach (golf court) from there.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, clean, white sandy beach. Only negative aspect is the climb back up the sandy hill from the beach to the parking lot. Other than that it is gorgeous. Nice area for children to play in the sand.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

amazing beach with huge waves and a wonderful landscape. The smell of the ocean is so intense and beautiful

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a warm November afternoon. The beach is spectacular with clean sand and fantastic panoramic views, and the waves of the Pacific crashing in. Wish we had more time to take in and enjoy its beauty.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

The drive along the coast road at Carmel is a real treat. There are so many lovely houses : some fairly eclectic and strange. There is of course a lovely view over the seafront and beach. Well worth a short drive.

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california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I love Carmel beach with its sugar like sand were you can go for a walk with your dogs off leash. On top of the dunes there is a lovely promenade in the shade of cypresses. Carmel river beach reminds one of the power of the ocean and insanity of building houses so close to the beach. Most of the... More 

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