Description

This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. There is no leash law for dogs and fires are permitted on the beach south of 10th Avenue. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. Open 6am to 10pm.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Carmel Beach has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 14 dog owners on BringFido.

  • May. 11, 2017
    My Dog's Favorite PlaceAmanda May. 11, 2017
    My Dog's Favorite Place

    I bring my dog here on most weekends and she loves it. We prefer to go in the mornings when there are less people and more dogs, but any time is a great time to visit.

  • Apr. 29, 2017
    5Cara Apr. 29, 2017
    5

    WOOF, WOOF (that is AWESOME & FANTASTIC!!) Cara & Matt had a good time too. Well behaved pups welcomed off leash as well as behaved pup owners who pick up their poop (poop bags are plentiful at station). Bathroom in the big parking lot. On the day we went (Friday) there were a lot off people and dogs, but everyone was friendly. Seems like a mixture of tourists and locals.

  • More than one year ago.
    Happy Tails Spa DayGerardo More than one year ago.
    Happy Tails Spa Day

    My Wife and I have a German Rottweiler only 5 months old who absolutely Love this place! We will try and come down every weekend rain or shine! their is always a dog to play with! Downtown Ocean Ave Stores are also pet friendly so while you buy a coffee or grab a bite to eat you wont have to worry about leaving your dog in the Crate. Beach also Provides Tennis Balls, and Bags to clean up and keep the beach clean. Locals know us now and we always feel like we are at home. Have never had an unpleasant experience. Parking is free and you don't have to worry about the meters.

  • More than one year ago.
    PerfectionJen More than one year ago.
    Perfection

    The sand at this beach is so soft and clean! And there are off-leash dogs EVERYWHERE. So many dogs! We had such a great time, wish we lived closer so we could come here every day instead of the dog park we usually go to.

  • More than one year ago.
    Storybook dog beach!Traci More than one year ago.
    Storybook dog beach!

    Carmel is a storybook city, and so is its dog beach. This is a pristine, safe place to let your well-behaved dog run loose and play. My Lab mix went silly in the surf, while I beach combed nearby. At one point, I actually spotted humpback whales feeding at the point past Pebble Beach! Everyone at the beach the day we visited seemed to be expert, friendly dog people, who welcomed my dog when he ran up to greet them. We had a wonderful day on the beach, culminating in the town's sunset viewing ritual. I plan to visit again, and stay in Carmel.

  • More than one year ago.
    Tired CecilAJ/Barbara More than one year ago.
    Tired Cecil

    WOW - we are soooooo glad we went to Carmel - Dog Town USA - July 28-31, 2015. Carmel Beach is the dog dream - off leash, friendly, tiring, fun, fun, fun and caring dog parents every where. If you haven't gone, go, you will not regret it. And BTW a great place to stay with Fido - Carmel River Inn, see our comments on lodging in Carmel area, also check out our restaurant comments - Cafe Stravaganza

  • More than one year ago.
    Best Place AroundJerome More than one year ago.
    Best Place Around

    Cannot say enough how great it was to bring our 4 month old lab puppy to this wonderful beach. He ran in the surf, chased other dogs and wore himself out. Slept like a champ. Best place on Earth to take your puppy and socialize him!

  • More than one year ago.
    5 Bones & 4 Paws Up!Sue More than one year ago.
    5 Bones & 4 Paws Up!

    This beach is doggie heaven! Lots of friendly people & pups to play with and plenty of space to run. Beautiful beach, too. Our dog LOVES it here.. A+++

  • More than one year ago.
    my dogs new haven!!Kate More than one year ago.
    my dogs new haven!!

    This place was absolutely gorgeous and SO much fun for my pup! I was worried when I read it was leash free but I felt very safe taking my little guy off his leash there. He ran so hard that he passed out in the sand! A must see place!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great!Jill More than one year ago.
    Great!

    This beach is always a great place for dogs and their people. Lots of opportunities to meet new furry friends.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice Time!Rebeca More than one year ago.
    Nice Time!

    This is a beautiful beach for both pooch and owner. The sand is very fine and the surf is wonderful. Large beach area with bluffs. No fence, so I didn't feel I could really trust my dog to stay off the golf course or out of peoples suntanning areas. I kept my pup on a 25 ft light leash and she had a ball! Other dogs were great and even the sea birds seems to be having fun with the case games.

  • More than one year ago.
    best place in Monterey County for off-leash galavanting.melissa More than one year ago.
    best place in Monterey County for off-leash galavanting.

    Tip-top. Best place to take your pups in MRY county hands-down. Off-leash fun.

  • More than one year ago.
    WOOHOOO!!Michelle More than one year ago.
    WOOHOOO!!

    HAPPY PUPPY!!!!!! It was low tide when we went so there was SOOOOO much off leash romping to be done! Every other dog we encountered was friendly and ready to play, and all the humans were nice too! If you are visiting Carmel and have some non friendly dog adventure planned - take the pup here for an hour or so - he/she will be so tired from all the play they won't care that you're gone! LOVED IT!! 5+++ bones!

  • More than one year ago.
    Off Leash HeavenMaureen More than one year ago.
    Off Leash Heaven

    The best of both worlds-off leash for dogs and absolute beauty for people. A wide expanse of beach for the dogs to enjoy the surf or explore at the base of the bluffs. The bluffs to keep them safe from the street and (mostly) off the golf courses. Free parking, clean restrooms and stairs at certain points along the beach.

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Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017
Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017

Low tide

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Our favorite time to visit is low tide!

Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017
Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017

Great place to run

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Our dog loves sprinting around freely here!

Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017
Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017

Beautiful Beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Local dogs enjoying the sunshine

Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017
Anonymous Submitted May 11, 2017

Splashing

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. They love their weekend visits to Carmel Beach

Cara Submitted Apr 29, 2017
Cara Submitted Apr 29, 2017

Pooped Sophie

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Sophie, taking a break from fetch with a stick.

Jeanine Submitted Apr 07, 2017
Jeanine Submitted Apr 07, 2017

Carmel Beach hiking - the BEST!

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Just snuck a peek of the Pebble Beach gold links while hiking at Carmel Beach. Easy access and totally legal.

Jeanine Submitted Apr 07, 2017
Jeanine Submitted Apr 07, 2017

Tennessee and Sabina at the beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Best buddies at the beach.

Anonymous Submitted Apr 07, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Apr 07, 2017

Tennessee at the beach - Heaven on Earth

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Most fun of the day.

D Wilson Submitted Mar 26, 2017
D Wilson Submitted Mar 26, 2017

Pup's 1st trip to the beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Gorgeous day at the beach with my dogs. They ran through the surf, chased other dogs, rolled in the sand, and loved all the attention they got from other dog lovers. Beautiful must see beach for any dog

Rosa Williams Submitted Mar 06, 2017
Rosa Williams Submitted Mar 06, 2017

Diamond & Diesel

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. With Dad on Father's Day Loving their yearly trip to their favorite doggie beach

Anonymous Submitted Feb 09, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Feb 09, 2017

Pup Friendly Beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Cocker on Carmel Beach

Anonymous Submitted Feb 06, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Feb 06, 2017

Carmel Beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Beach time

Anonymous Submitted Feb 06, 2017
Anonymous Submitted Feb 06, 2017

Carmel Beach

This photo was taken at Carmel Beach in Carmel, CA. Beach time

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