Carmel Beach
Carmel Beach
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  • 3000calories
    Buffalo, New York1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    Nice beach at the end of the Carmel shopping avenue. Note that it is steep to get down to the beach and to get out. It is a bit crowded and most people come for a short time, not really a place people lounge about for long periods of time. The scenery here is gorgeous
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 September 2023
  • 1VictoriaTheTraveler
    Sacramento, California764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach!
    My husband and I visited Carmel Beach on Sunday March 24th and the afternoon was gorgeous. The beaches are clean and fully of lovely people with their dogs running about. The waves are powerful and I would not recommend swimming here (signage said the same). But absolutely lovely beach for a good day and walk.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Odyssey200118
    406 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach in Carmel
    This is a beautiful beach with plenty of views and room to walk, explore and enjoy. The parking lot can fill quickly so if you arrive late or in season expect to spend some time circling and searching for a spot. This is a great beach for swimming but always watch for waves, currents and surfers in the area. After you’re done there’s a great variety of restaurants for a lite bite or full meal close by. Definitely add to your itinerary if you’re in the area or plan on going.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
  • Snakewrangler
    Brentwood, California529 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spacious
    Plenty of room to find a spot. It's a little difficult to find parking so go early. The trek down to the beach is pretty steep so if you have a cart or wagon beware coming back up is tough. Great beach to spread out.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 June 2024
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Snakewrangler
Brentwood, CA529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Plenty of room to find a spot. It's a little difficult to find parking so go early. The trek down to the beach is pretty steep so if you have a cart or wagon beware coming back up is tough. Great beach to spread out.
Written 20 June 2024
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Odyssey200118
406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a beautiful beach with plenty of views and room to walk, explore and enjoy. The parking lot can fill quickly so if you arrive late or in season expect to spend some time circling and searching for a spot. This is a great beach for swimming but always watch for waves, currents and surfers in the area. After you’re done there’s a great variety of restaurants for a lite bite or full meal close by. Definitely add to your itinerary if you’re in the area or plan on going.
Written 17 June 2024
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1VictoriaTheTraveler
Sacramento, CA764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I visited Carmel Beach on Sunday March 24th and the afternoon was gorgeous. The beaches are clean and fully of lovely people with their dogs running about. The waves are powerful and I would not recommend swimming here (signage said the same). But absolutely lovely beach for a good day and walk.
Written 25 March 2024
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3000calories
Buffalo, NY1,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
Nice beach at the end of the Carmel shopping avenue. Note that it is steep to get down to the beach and to get out. It is a bit crowded and most people come for a short time, not really a place people lounge about for long periods of time. The scenery here is gorgeous
Written 11 September 2023
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Waddler
York, UK11,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Perhaps I saw it in particularly favourable conditions (blue sky summer day, warm, calm sea with turquoise touches) but I thought this the best beach I saw in California. The sand is white, there's plenty of space, we managed to park fine mid-morning on a Friday. It was great.
Written 6 September 2023
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Cat W
United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Loved Carmel and it’s quirky little shops and eateries, but the most amazing was the beach at sunset. Despite it being the start of October it was relatively warm enough to sit on the beach. To accompany our sunset viewing we had a Scottish bag piper, which being from the UK was a bit bizarre but a nice tribute to our late Queen.
Written 10 October 2022
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Carmel beach is one of the famous beach in the Pacific Ocean in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Enjoyed the cool breeze, white sand, blue ocean etc. Beach is clean and dogs are allowed.
Written 28 September 2022
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Anonymous P
Holbrook27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The scenic drive and the beach were excellent. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright house on the beach which was neat to see.

The beach is clean and great!
Written 25 September 2022
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L0ve2travle
United States297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
The white sand and blue ocean beach is so beautiful. Not many tourists and plenty of parking. It’s dig friendly, watch your step:)
Written 16 September 2022
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Beautiful white sand with beautiful blue water and waves. Very clean and inviting. Love walking along this beach and soaking in the beauty.
Written 29 December 2021
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