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“Head to the Beach for Sunset”

Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Ranked #2 of 110 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Head to the Beach for Sunset”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Make sure you take a walk down Ocean Avenue as the sun begins to set, it becomes a tunnel of golden light and what seemed like the entire town, but was probably just the tourists, flock down to the beach to watch the sun set over the ocean, it's like a big event. Absolutely stunning.

Visited September 2013
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tustin
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139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful sandy beach”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

At the end of Ocean Blvd. you arrive at this beautiful beach with gentle waves and a wide beach. Bathrooms nearby. parking limited.

Visited October 2013
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Bountiful, Utah, United States
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous Beach”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Carmel beach is simply gorgeous! The sand is white and soft underfoot and the beach environment is so relaxing and refreshing. It is a wonderful experience to just sit and unwind and enjoy watching all the dogs play and enjoy being happy, and they are all so well behaved it is simply a joy. The sunsets are stunning, but what I love the most is watching the seals, otters and dolphins that play just off shore. This beach is fabulous for everyone and anyone, whether you are looking for a romantic weekend or a place to take the whole family - it's perfect.

Visited September 2013
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Cambridge
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Simply the best beach in the world”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I travel a long way every six months to visit family and friends and, importantly, to walk on this beach. I have been coming here for more than fifty years and it is just as wonderful now as it was then. These days, i watch other people's children build sand-castles, play in the waves, explore the tide pools and dig for hermit crabs, and remember when I was one of those children.... meanwhile, watching the 'Dogs of Frolic' bounding through the waves, digging in the sand, catching balls and frisbees and generally appreciating as only dogs can this wonderful bit of the world.

Visited October 2013
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Sandy, Utah
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Where dogs are truly free!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

A beautiful beach in a beautiful city. Soft sand, gorgeous sunsets, pebble beach to the north and point lobos reserve to the south. But, probably the most unique thing about Carmel beach are the dogs that run free like the wind. I don't think I will ever have a dog that doesn't get to visit Carmel beach at least once in it's life.

Visited September 2013
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