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Monterey Bay Sights

Carmel River State Beach

  • Off Scenic Rd. Map It
  • Carmel
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

This sugar-white beach, stretching 106 acres along Carmel Bay, is adjacent to a bird sanctuary, where you might spot pelicans, kingfishers, hawks, and sandpipers. Amenities: none. Best For: sunrise; sunset; walking.

Sight Information


Off Scenic Rd., south of Carmel Beach, Carmel, California, 93923, United States

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831-624–4909; 831-649–2836


Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8 am–½ hr after sunset in winter; 8 am–7 pm spring–fall

Updated 05/04/2014


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