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Carmel River State Beach

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Address: Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
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My Favorite Beach

Although Carmel River Beach is NOT a place for swimming or even tide pooling due to the severe drop-off and body-sucking waves (many drowning here), one can swim and play in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although Carmel River Beach is NOT a place for swimming or even tide pooling due to the severe drop-off and body-sucking waves (many drowning here), one can swim and play in the lagoon most of the year. It's great for sunsets, BBQ;s, family outings and running.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Awesome beach to watch a beautiful sunset and enjoying the cool sea breeze. So nice to walk along the beach and even get your feet wet.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Just beautiful. Especially the trees as you walk onto the beach. Lots of great photo opportunities. A few brave people swimming on a chilly day. Stark and windswept.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lots of very soft white sand that gets everywhere!! It was very busy when we went there in May and I would image that it get extremely crowded in the summer months. Carmel is expensive!!

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful views, gorgeous water and I can't talk enough about the town of Carmel just up the road. If you are traveling through or live here and need a mini-vaca I highly recommend this beach as well as Carmel By The Sea

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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a great beach from which to watch the sunset or watch birds who circle and alight in the lagoon that backs up the beach. It is NOT a beach of swimming. The lagoon is formed by the Carmel River that cannot break through the sand to the ocean except in the winter when it is opened by bull... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place does it for me ! Pristine waters and picturesque scenery. Like no other place in our country.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

spacious clean only complaints no cafe close by and a steep walk. but has plenty of seating to rest.great deck for photo opportunities and taking in the breathtaking views.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The sand may not be quite as white here as in Carmel's city beach, but it is much less crowded and secluded. Don't miss it, even it you take only a brief stroll.

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Aptos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

This is sometimes an extremely dangerous place to launch or land a kayak due to strong undertow and steepness of beach.

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Address: Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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