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“Dramatic scenery”

Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Ranked #2 of 108 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
San Jose, California, United States
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103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dramatic scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Truly a beautiful spot. Walk as far along the road as you can, the beach scenery changes from wild and rocky to a tranquil beach. Incredibly lovely. Make sure to admire the houses and gardens that you walk by.

Visited July 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Excellent beautiful beach with great sand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you can find parking this is a great beach to spend a day. Carmel is no Hawaii in terms of weather but if you go during a "heatwave" in Northern California, the temperatures will be in the high 70s.

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Slice of heaven that fell to earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Love the proximity to the Village of Carmel. Took a late evening stroll and it was glorious! Beware...if you are out of shape you might want to think twice about walking down to the surf. The climb up the beach is very steep. I am a hiker and still found it difficult to climb up the steep, sandy beach! Also, walking from the Village to the beach is easy...walking back up to the Village is a real climb.

Visited July 2013
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Topsham, Maine
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191 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Perfect Sunsets!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

As long as the weather is fair, you can't beat this for a place to relax and watch the sun set over the blue Pacific! A magical spot!

Visited June 2013
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Woodside, California
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

great beach in close proximity to the heart of Carmel. Nice, even on a foggy day; awesome on a sunny day!

Visited July 2013
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