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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Good clean place to hit the beach

Carmel-by-the-sea beach is a beautifully well kept beach. The sprawling beach can host lot of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cecilio L
Rockledge, Florida
Beatiful beach with beautiful sunsets

The beach is very beautiful with awesome views. Apparently walkable from town but I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carmel-by-the-sea beach is a beautifully well kept beach. The sprawling beach can host lot of visitors and their pets. It's nice to see pets on the beach and their owners taking care of their pet's droppings. The negative though is parking. There isn't much parking...More

Thank Cecilio L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is very beautiful with awesome views. Apparently walkable from town but I would recommend driving which most people do. As such, parking can be tricky especially during sunset as it tends to be quite crowded. Dog friendly and lots of people walk their...More

Thank KennyBen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is particular good if you have a dog with you. There are a lot of dogs on the beach having fun. The beach is very wide and there is plenty of room to have some privacy.

Thank Cruiser_D_R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sand was so unique. Made up of tiny rocks vs the fine grain sand that usually makes a beach. It was very beautiful and fun to sit and watch the waves. I was a bit sad when I found out that the water was...More

Thank Mallory J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmel was every bit as good as i had been lead to believe. Nice town with plenty of boutique shops to browse around. The beach is fantastic, good for a wander along on a summers evening thoroughly enjoyed this place.

Thank 119kevs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an incredible stretch of beach on the California coast line....and it's one of the only beaches I know of where your dogs can run off leash....people are friendly.....the beach is clean...one of the most beautiful pieces of beach on earth!!! I live here...More

Thank drivebmr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quiet beach where dogs are allowed as well as fires in specified containers. Lots of driftwood makes this doable. Beautiful sand and big waves add to the experience. You'll probably see some surfers too. Enjoy!

Thank Shamuuu
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Nice to chill in this summer weather,just bring a blanket,pillows & snacks and watch beautiful people enjoying the beach.

Thank noriebelle-rn
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Great sandy dunes leads you down to a dynamic waterfront...beaches as far as the eye can see !!! all the way to the fabled " Pebble Beach"

Thank JupiterDave
Reviewed June 1, 2017

If you do, Carmel beach is for you. the water is clear and an unbelievable aqua blue. The whole town including the beach is very dog friendly. the sand is powdery and white. Even just walking along and looking at the houses on the beach...More

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September 19, 2016|
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Response from Richard1939 | Reviewed this property |
The beach slopes up to the sidewalk not requiring steps. Further down the sand hills are steeper
August 26, 2016|
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Response from tehachap | Reviewed this property |
If you own a beach wheelchair, Carmel River State Beach at Scenic and Carmelo has flat access from the car to the sand. I do not know what rental services offers 'beach wheelchairs.' No rental services at all are near any... More
Vicki L
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Hoopsdad | Reviewed this property |
We ate at a place called From Scratch and we loved it. Our dog was also treated very well. This is a very dog friendly town and most places allow dogs. They simply have outdoor seating to accommodate them. As has been stated... More