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Carmel River State Beach

Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
+1 831-649-2836
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Quiet and relaxing area

Hardly any people around when there. Easy access for the majority. For you camera buffs be sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline S
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Monterey County, California
Beautiful

We visited around mid-morning. The beach was not crowded. The views were spectacular. The local... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
willwiseman
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Arlington, Virginia
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Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hardly any people around when there. Easy access for the majority. For you camera buffs be sure yours is handy. You, I am sure will end up with some beautiful pictures.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited around mid-morning. The beach was not crowded. The views were spectacular. The local trees are gorgeous.

Thank willwiseman
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Walked the Scenic Road Walkway to here. The beach is very nice and unlike Carmel Bay it was not crowded (maybe just got lucky?) and there was no steep hill to walk up or down to access the beach. There were restrooms.

Thank Lisa S
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
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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.
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grfrom-san-jose
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.
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