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“Great for dogs!”

Carmel River State Beach
Ranked #10 of 110 things to do in Carmel
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for dogs!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Okay, it's a very small beach. Yes, your dog must remain leashed. However... it was perfect! I took my pup there twice. Once we had it to ourselves. The other time there were only 3 other people. The best part? It's not sand! It's tiny little pebbles! When the dog rolled, and rolled, and rolled... she just shook off all the pebbles! No dirty dog to clean! Yay! If I come back to Carmel, this will be our first stop!

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Shhh, it's a secret, don't tell anyone”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Of course Carmel Beach is spectacular, but Carmel River Beach is a secret gem. Not many people go or maybe they just don't know about it. The peacefulness and privacy make it very special and of course the views of Point Lobos, the marsh behind it, the way the waves break; it's a beautiful location.

We go for walks, bring our chairs for sunset...we don't miss it on a trip down there.

Visited November 2012
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carmel by the sea
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“Scenic Beauty”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Where else can you enjoy the view of a river flowing into the ocean, a beautiful lagoon, mountains and forests nearby, and waves crashing on both a sandy and rocky beach? I walk by here everyday to sooth my soul and soak in all the grandeur that nature has to offer. There is a small parking lot and rest rooms are available. The only disappointment is that dogs must be on a leash and can't fun free (which is allowed at the nearby city of Carmel Beach).

Visited November 2012
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London
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“We saw dolphins playing off the beach!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This beach will stay in our memories for a long time. We walked down after breakfast and stayed for hours, watching dolphins playing in the surf. Amazing.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was a picturesque beach, surfers, dog walkers in the early morning mist. Would love to have seen it in the sunshine but when we were there August the weather wasn't great.

Visited August 2012
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