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Carmel River State Beach

Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
+1 831-649-2836
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My Birthday Road Trip July 2017

SOOOOO RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL. My daughter & I had a great time strolling and sight-seeing. this... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Tustin, California
Another fabulous spot in Carmel

After we walked along the walkway, we headed over to the beach area and were floored as to how vast... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
+1 831-649-2836
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

SOOOOO RELAXING AND BEAUTIFUL. My daughter & I had a great time strolling and sight-seeing. this place is picture perfect :) I only wished I had bought some chairs and/or blankets would have been great to stay longer but we enjoyed our visit to this...More

Thank 488cherissed
Reviewed 19 July 2017

After we walked along the walkway, we headed over to the beach area and were floored as to how vast the beach is. There were a few people playing catch and some kids building castles but that was about it. There were many birds out...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Our little kids loved playing in the sand. While the Pacific shore is very windy, this alcove of a beach is tolerable. No swimming. Bathrooms make it even better for young families. Views are terrific!!

Thank ir0ngate69
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I wasn't looking for a dog beach so they were more of a nuisance, but this beach was conveniently located near the shops in Carmel. I was a little disappointed because I was looking for a more picturesque beach. Wish we had tried a different...More

Thank Carina R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Driving down to this spot you wouldn't think you'll get to a large beach spot like we found. The road leading to it is narrow, residential and hilly. If I wasn't looking at my GPS map, I would have never guessed that it is a...More

Thank motherofboystraveler
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a beach area that underwent some improvements in a recent years. Parking remains small, but waterline moved farther away. You will need to walk on the sand may be 1/4 mile (or less) before reaching water.

Thank 16traveller20162016
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A lovely state beach park popular with locals and tourists. This beach is not recommended for swimming, rip tide currents can be dangerous here. The park sits along the central coast bird trail, so bird life is in abundance.We've visited many times and park is...More

Thank Bev W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Carmel River State Beach has a small parking lot at the end of Carmelo St. Once there you can enjoy a vast beach that stretches all the way to Pt. Lobos. Most people hang out close to the parking lot and take in the views....More

Thank Rusty321
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

REVIEW: photography is a hobbie of mine and this is a great place to take pictures Beautiful peaceful relaxing great view & great if your into Photography

Thank Sac M
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this beach. White sand and clean. Beautiful views around. Rolling waves for surfers or good for paddling in. Nice to just lie back and enjoy the view.

Thank Taylorsouthwest
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Fred P
15 July 2017|
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Response from 16traveller20162016 | Reviewed this property |
The small (only 2 individual spaces) restroom is next to the beach parking lot. You can not miss it if you park at the Carmel River beach parking lot. Can get busy at the time.... the line is not unusual there.
3 July 2016|
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Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
Check Carmel's website or call their tourist info office to find out.