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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach

Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Great beach

We had a great time on a beach. The parking was easier on a weekday than on a weekend but there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nina S
Seattle, Washington
via mobile

Mom came with us. We parked on a local street and walked over to the beach. Lovely white sand... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Adina H
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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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“great beach” (68 reviews)
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-2522
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on a beach. The parking was easier on a weekday than on a weekend but there is plenty of street parking around. We built sandcastles, flown a kite and jumped in the waves. There are restrooms at the main parking...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mom came with us. We parked on a local street and walked over to the beach. Lovely white sand. Nearby attractions and cities. Scenic drives

Thank Adina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walking and relaxing on this beach. The waves are good and we even saw some dolphins. The sand is soft to walk on and not too hot. Lots of people but lots of space. Especially nice early in the day.

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice view but cold. Once you get to beach - it's still a walk to the actual water. Very rough. And a bit of a hike back up hill. There is bathhouse. It's a hike back up to town But they do have Uber!!

Thank 772mackie
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went near sunset and the light was just so magnificent. When people talk about Carmel, this is where it's at!

Thank Babzkk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up and down the beach, enjoyed the view of Pebble Beach, the beautiful Ocean & Beach, it's a very nice walk on the Beach.

Thank SKEIN1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Carmel when my Son got Married there. Got there a day earlier then everyone else . Visited the many boutiques , delicious restaurants , and their amazing beach . The people there were very friendly . Would highly recommend Carmel for you next...More

Thank Diana c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach. White sand , clean and pleasant people about with their families. Take a picnic and soak it all in. Remember though to pack your trash bags to ensure to keep this gem sparkling. It is a treasure here!!!

Thank tntntnt2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach within walking distance of downtown Carmel shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Thank Derwood M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to here from San Francisco and even the drive down was so scenic! We had a wonderful time walking through the town down to the beach and had lunch at an amazing restaurant. It can get a little windy in May so make...More

Thank Nina M
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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
26 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