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The Monterey Bay Area Sights

Carmel River State Beach

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

Updated 05/08/2015

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. Dogs are allowed on leash. Amenities: parking (no fee); toilets. Best For: sunrise; sunset; walking.

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

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Spring–fall, daily 8–7; winter, daily 8 am–½ hr after sunset

Updated 05/08/2015


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