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“Hands down best beach in Cali! ”

Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach
Ranked #2 of 111 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, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Everything from the sand to the views of Pebble Beach this is the best beach in California. My family and I love to have picnics and have our dogs and kids run around. Note: if your dog does not play nice with others DO NOT bring them!!!!

A lot of us locals hanging out and enjoying where we live. You can also have bone fires at certain spots.

ENJOY!

Thank Surfkelly
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had been traveling the Pacific Coast highway all the way from the tip of Washington and this sand was ultra-soft. We had a nice stroll along the beach in the early morning. Others were out, but it wasn't too crowded. The skies were overcast, but our moods light as we listened to the waves and viewed Carmel and the Pebble Beach golf course.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

A must see in Carmel, the beach is pristine with soft white sand and beautiful coastline view. We saw dolphins around sunset! Parking in the late afternoon/evening was not a problem. Highly reccommend driving down Scenic Road which is a one-way street starting at the beach parking lot. The homes on this road are like little storybook houses, amazing architecture with gorgeous setting. The best of Carmel is right there on the coast!

Thank USAGirl33
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We lucked out and got a parking spot right near the rest room practically on the beach. We tried to boogie board but the waves were not fabulous. We prefer the rougher surf at Marina beach with my 10 and 13 year old boys. But good for swimming and young kids as long as you keep an eye on them. But the beach was clean and dogs were allowed off leash. Looked at shells. etc.

Thank Djn067
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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach in an amazing area of our country. If you're in Carmel put this on your list of must visits. We hope to return for a view of the sunset.

Thank TangiTraveler
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