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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Beautiful views and soft sands

I came here with my family early on a weekend. Parking was not a problem because we arrived so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Gatos, California
Beautiful beach

If you're visiting definitely do not miss the opportunity to walk down along the beach. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carmel, California
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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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“white sand” (81 reviews)
“run free” (16 reviews)
“great beach” (68 reviews)
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came here with my family early on a weekend. Parking was not a problem because we arrived so early and there was a heavy mist that hadn't cleared up yet. We played in the sand and dipped our toes in the waves. We even...More

Thank yiata
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're visiting definitely do not miss the opportunity to walk down along the beach. There are frequently dolphins in the morning and at night you can have a fire and roast marshmallows in certain spots on the beach. This is also one of the...More

Thank trvltheworld11
Reviewed 3 days ago

There must have been more dogs on this beach than people the morning we were walking along it (all with owners I should add). Nice beach but sadly the mist had descended so visibility was poor. Still, a nice walk on the beach and along...More

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cruising the west, sommer vacation. After having a not so positive experience with San Francisco we drove south and stopped in Carmel. We went to the beach and found it very nice, met some locals and go recommendations for lunch. Carmel is on the revisiting...More

Thank Sturla B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spectacular views. Water cold this time of year, but the beach walk with the water on one side and cool homes on the other is not to be missed.

Thank worldtraveler259
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This beach is so nice. Beautiful all around. The white sand is so soft under the feet. The water is coooold of course (it is Carmel!) I love it here walking along the shore.

Thank princessjax29
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my favorite beaches in the area! We loved the wide beach and the white sands. Parking is a little scarce though and can get quite frustrating.

Thank JeanClaudeSmit
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Carmel Garden Inn is a delightful Inn with incredibly warm, friendly and attentive service to all that enter including furry family! Everyone involved at the Inn is focused on going over and above to assure that you have a wonderful visit to charming Carmel....More

Thank Goldensmom03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming from Australia we presumed ALL California would be warm if not hot in July being summer. Well no, Monterey and Carmel areasare cool and although they warm up a tad during the day and you may take your hoodie off...definiately not swimming weather. This...More

Thank melinda e
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful, quaint, dog friendly, and people friendly. We began and ended each day of our trip with a short walk from Normandy Inn to the beach. Even at it's busiest time it was wide open for walks, photography or just reading a book. We loved...More

Thank Robert E
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19 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