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Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 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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white sand beach

pretty beach, nice surf. good place for kids to play if surf isn't too high. had a great view of sailboats out in the ocean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

pretty beach, nice surf. good place for kids to play if surf isn't too high. had a great view of sailboats out in the ocean.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love any beach but this was gorgeous with fog, mountain s and trees everywhere and such perfect sand. We saw Dolphins and otters. Fantastic. We shall return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather in Carmel seems to be foggy in the morning and then clear and hot in the afternoon, then clouds over in the evening again. At least during my visit here. If you can hit this beach when the sun is out it is most enjoyable. The waves are great and the sand in Carmel is Phenomenal. Great place... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hanging out at any time of day, almost any kind of weather always puts me in a great mood. Fine white sand, beautiful scenery, deep blue water. The Best!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a week and I went walking along the beach at least three times. It was a different time of day at each visit. So each walk was different. You can walk all the way to Pebble Beach golf course if you want to.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best beaches connected to a town (Carmel) that I have ever been on. A walk down Ocean Ave. right to the beach after you passed some great restaurants and shops. A must see and hang out for awhile and enjoy!!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large bay, large sandy beach, pebble beach can be seen on the right when facing the sea. A beautiful stop in Carmel.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice big whiteish sanded beach right at the bottom of the main high street. Good free parking and toilets close to the beach. Great trees to climb there too! Really nice place to take the family for a picnic after a morning checking out the shops at the top of the hill.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Felt like a local. Just walking on the beach, hearing the waves and watching the dogs play. People seem friendly and relaxed. Would love to come back soon and stay longer.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is such a beautiful beach! The sand is nice and clean. It is long enough to take a nice walk up and down. Dogs can be off leash. The only issue we had is that there were no trash cans (for doggie bags) on the beach. You had to go up the stairs/off the beach to throw away your... More 

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