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Beautiful, but freezing cold beach

Lovely beach studded with interesting trees and plants, but biy is it cold. The temperature in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DavidDundonald
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Just a beautiful day at the beach, forty years later

Forty years to date I sat here as a teenager, at sunny Carmel Beach. Not that many tourist then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bweegenaar
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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.
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Carmelo St, Carmel, CA 93923
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely beach studded with interesting trees and plants, but biy is it cold. The temperature in Carmel drops at least 5 degrees when yiou walk from Ocean Street to the beach, so make sure you are wrapped up warmly.

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed 2 days ago

Forty years to date I sat here as a teenager, at sunny Carmel Beach. Not that many tourist then, especially no Asian ones. It's a super Beach and within hundreds meters shops, food etc. It's maybe a bit fancy Carmel being a sort of Cannes...More

Thank bweegenaar
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Vonge47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SPKohli
Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Thank memerd924
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Macarena G
Reviewed 3 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

Thank Hmbpetersen
Reviewed 4 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

Thank SRW_TX
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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.

2  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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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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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