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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Popular spot for locals and tourists

Beautiful beach, very clean. Lots of people were here with their dogs and children enjoying being... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sunny day in Carmel

Came in town for the birthday weekend and went down to the Carmel beach to enjoyed the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach, very clean. Lots of people were here with their dogs and children enjoying being out in nature.

Thank junjin
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came in town for the birthday weekend and went down to the Carmel beach to enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather. Husband and I admired the landscape and kids enjoyed the waves. Walked along the beach and had a good time while there.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view and surrounded by beautiful houses close to the beach ! Very well Prepared for tourists and amazing sunset

Thank Emerson G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely, though busy, beach. We went lat afternoon/evening and the parking was still difficult. We parked in town and walked down. As the sun went down the sunset was beautiful.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is one of the best beaches I have ever been to. I took my dog here and she had a blast meeting other dogs. The surrounding houses and town itself make it a nice tourist attraction. I would definitely recommend others to visit...More

Thank j88zero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great drive along coast with photo stops . Lovely rugged coast line and billionaire mansions to look at ..

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a young kid growing up in the Bay Area this was one of my go to beaches next to Santa Cruz, even at that time the sand was some of the softest cleanest ever to be found in California the sand is so soft...More

Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and her sister grew up in Carmel, and the beach of choice for recreation, particularly family recreation, is the beach at the mouth of the Carmel river. On the landward side is the beautiful salt marsh - the lagoon - sloping u[ to...More

1  Thank k3hb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walks with numerous dogs of all types and sizes. Kris brought his puppy Kepa an Italian Mastif along with our small mutt. Best free entertainment on the planet

Thank ltwiggs2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place where you can park your auto (easiest convenient free place) and begin to explore a Carmel by the sea or walk along the beach.

Thank Оксана М
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Questions & Answers
20 September 2016|
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Response from Richard1939 | Reviewed this property |
The beach slopes up to the sidewalk not requiring steps. Further down the sand hills are steeper
27 August 2016|
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Response from tehachap | Reviewed this property |
If you own a beach wheelchair, Carmel River State Beach at Scenic and Carmelo has flat access from the car to the sand. I do not know what rental services offers 'beach wheelchairs.' No rental services at all are near any... More
Vicki L
18 May 2016|
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Response from Hoopsdad | Reviewed this property |
We ate at a place called From Scratch and we loved it. Our dog was also treated very well. This is a very dog friendly town and most places allow dogs. They simply have outdoor seating to accommodate them. As has been stated... More