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“Perfect for Dogs”

Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Ranked #2 of 112 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We spend every Christmas in Carmel and a big reason for that is its dog-friendliness. This beach is beautiful and filled with smiling, frolicking dogs.

Thank pearl333333
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Possibly my favorite beach. Ever. They allow fires and alcohol (not sure that's a great combo). They are very dog friendly (we bring the pup early in the am - later in the day there are lots of people and the rough n tumble can be a little tricky). No parking or entry fees, great views and amazing waves. Really fantastic.

Thank OCTraveler3333
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Of course the main beach is spectacular and winds around the edge of Carmel for a great walk. But, don't miss the marshlands, which are at the southerly end. We visited on a misty day and the scenery was breathtaking along with the shore and water birds.

Thank TryNewPlaces
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Very scenic beach with beautifully soft white sands that stretches in a crescent. But parking is at a premium on weekends and holidays. Be prepared to get sand in your shoes or toes because you have to walk downhill to get to the water. Lots of people go just to watch the sunset but it's a great place to picnic or let your kids running around all day. It can be cold sometimes so bring a jacket, even in the summer. But it's so lovely to look at.

Thank SFbythebay
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We went for a walk , and we found this beach very beautiful and inviting-even on a winter day. It must be wonderful for a summer visit, and we keep it on our list of favorites!

Thank CharlotteKelowna
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