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Carmel River State Beach

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Address: Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
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Another great vista that you must see while in Carmel. This beach is clean and very beautiful with rocks and white sand to enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Another great vista that you must see while in Carmel. This beach is clean and very beautiful with rocks and white sand to enjoy.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Other than walking the scenic route we did not go into the Carmel Beach. However I was able to see some whales which we enjoyed.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

doing the whole Carmel drive and ending up here is a nice experience. You can bring a picnic or something and just enjoy the view

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This beach by Carmel Point usually attracts locals. It is a smaller beach area and not hilly. White sand. Many seabirds. No surfers. Very quiet, almost lonely.

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Carmel, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Carmel River State Beach is a wonderful place for bird watching, wave watching and picnics. But do not swim in the ocean the undertow is very dangerous. So stay high on the dunes or down by the River. Before or after a picnic hike from the beach to the Portola Crespi Cross in Carmel Meadows. During wildflower season (April to... More 

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Monterey Peninsula
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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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San Jose, 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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