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Carmel River State Beach

Carmelo St, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 649-2836
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Short stay and sunset walk on the beach

Beautiful, great for walking and just sitting watching the sun go down. Relaxing, dog walkers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vonge47
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Beautiful

wonderful beach. Good place for family outing. Clean. Great place for walking and recreation. Pets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SPKohli
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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” (95 reviews)
“off leash” (35 reviews)
“dogs running” (19 reviews)
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Carmelo St, Carmel, CA 93923
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(831) 649-2836
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, great for walking and just sitting watching the sun go down. Relaxing, dog walkers, runners people doing Pilates. Such a lovely place to sit and enjoy the peace.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful beach. Good place for family outing. Clean. Great place for walking and recreation. Pets are allowed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is much quieter than the Ocean avenue beach and really nice. Not a lot of parking so grab a spot if you see one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning beach, unbelievable views. Pets allowed and great place for walks and picnics. Very clean. Highly recommended walking not driving to experience the beauty.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location beach in beautiful Carmel water to be honest cold but nice to walk around take pictures spend time with family

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to visit a really beautiful beach while in the Monterey Bay/Carmel area, this is the place to go. This beach had the best sand and lots of it to roam and play in. It's a lovely area and was very quiet on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very limited parking but another beautiful beach in Carmel. We were there at sunset. You can also get a permit for a wedding or other event here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be my favorite beach in the area. There's a fresh-water river that flows into the ocean just behind the beach, which makes a great calm spot if you have small kids. Otherwise, the ocean-side beach is also great. Only down side is finding...More

1  Thank Mike_45454545
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is where Carmel River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. In Spring, before the river has the power to cut through the sand of the beach the river backs up and is magnificent for bird watching and fishing. When the river does cut through, often...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The beach is usually warm, when the city is cool. Dogs are welcome. The sunsets are amazing. Perfect alone, with a loved one, or a group of friends.parking is first come, first serve. The walk, down from the town, is moderate.

Thank Sarah R
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20 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
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Lovable209
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
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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
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