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Carmel River State Beach

Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches
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St. Louis, MO
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113 reviews 113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You can quickly see why so many people stop by for a visit. It was not very crowded so we were able to move around freely. Being able to see Pebble Beach in the distance was an added bonus. Parking was a snap and free.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

While Carmel's pretentiousness is grating, it's beach is gorgeous. yes, there are a few of pretentius homes here too but there are also a variety of nicely appointed ones that are situated on a gorgeous white sand beach with a well maintained park in between. After finding a parking space (not easy), there is a sidewalk that runs the length... More

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Rock Spring, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Breathtaking views from the cliffs to down by the water. The homes were beautiful also. One of the best places on earth.

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Portland, OR USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow! Such weather we had: 90+ degrees! Beautiful beach with a small parking lot (sign says Gate Closes at Some Time (can't remember) but we drove by there about 11:30pm on a Saturday night, and it was open. The Carmel River comes out of Carmel Valley here and submerges under dunes to reach the ocean. There is a slight rise... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
19 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A bit harder to find Carmel Beach, less crowded, limited parking and truly awesome sunsets. The river is dry or nearly so in summer, making for nice long walks.

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Austin Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you have a dog, you will love it. We enjoyed watching everyone on the beach and the views were beautiful but too cold to actually lay on the beach and enjoy the sunshine.And this is their summer.

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Somehow we never made it to the beach during the day, but we sat on the beach in the evening and watched a beautiful sunset. Definitely wish we would have enjoyed the white-sand beach during the day!

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Carmel, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Around the bend from the Carmel Beach this is better for playing in the sand, climbing rocks and dipping toes. In a non-drought you can go in the much warmer water of the Carmel River.

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Carmel, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful beach for bonfires at night with family or friends. Picnics. Wet suit most likely required for water sports. Volleyball I the sand. Dog friendly. Great for whale or dolphin watching certain times of the year.

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San Lorenzo
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This beach was nice not two many people, which is great if you just want to relax on the sand and enjoy some nice and quiet. We did not get in the water as the waves were really sharp. A few folks were just getting their feet wet on the shore. I must warn the sand here is not fine... More

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