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Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach

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Address: Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-649-2836
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The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from...

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.

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Carmel is one beautiful Disney esquire fantasy.

The beach is tremendously beautiful and picturesque. It is almost sureal in beauty and style it is must visit place for everyone from everywhere in the world.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mike H
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is tremendously beautiful and picturesque. It is almost sureal in beauty and style it is must visit place for everyone from everywhere in the world.

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Thank Mike H
Lee, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dog friendly and beautiful! It was so much fun seeing all the people and dogs enjoying this beach even on such a cool day. The beach is not pretty like Florida beaches as there was a great deal of kelp and other sea plants washed up on the beach. There aren't any shells like the Atlantic Ocean has. But it... More 

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Placentia, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After cruising Highway 1, and seeing all the amazing beaches surrounded by tall, soaring cliffs, rocks and vegetation, it's difficult to compare other beaches to it. Perhaps if Carmel City Beach was somewhere else, it would have more of a visual impact. However, in comparison to everything we saw on our drive down Highway 1, this beach would be considered... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is one of the most beautiful beaches to walk on and observe and feel the natural awesome beauty. It is also dog friendly and you'll see lots of locals with their well behaved precious pets. The Sand Castle contest in Oct. was fun and wonderful to see. A beautifully maintained clean beach.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the beach in the evening just before sunset and there were lots of people. It's definitely a 'city'/'town' beach compared to some of the other beaches along the coast. In any case, the sand was pristine and sunset gorgeous.

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The beach was beautiful and dog friendly. The sand extra fine and powdery. I did see many that did not pick up after their dogs which made me a little uncomfortable but overall a nice place to be with the pooch.

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East Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My gf wanted to go somewhere beachy and skip the Thanksgiving shopping craze. I thought about Monterey or half moon bay. I even look at Big Sur (not beachy I know) but it wasn't worthwhile for just one day. So I thought maybe Carmel because neither my gf or I have actually stay here. It turn out to be a... More 

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Thank Trung D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular and dog friendly - off leash. Offers year round wildlife. Often see dolphins, seals and otters, with the occasional whale

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Kent, England.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful beach, the weather wasn't great when we visited so our visit was short but very nice for resting after a long walk around Monterey and Carmel. Very steep to get down to the ocean in places.

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Thank PinkBicycleJM
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge picturesque beach.. .wide and deep.. adjacent to downtown Carmel and world famous Pebble Beach golf course on 17 mile drive.

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