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“mostly cold and foggy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach

Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach
Ocean Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
831 649 2836
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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Birdwatching
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Owner description: The water is brisk and the surf is hazardous, but the amazing views from the shore will draw you like a magnet to these striking white sand beaches for a leisurely stroll or picnic.
São José dos Campos
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“mostly cold and foggy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

nothing special for a beach, weather mostly foggy throughout the day, very cold wathers, no good waves, lots of dogs, fair infraestructure

Visited August 2013
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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“Unspoilt beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Loved the town although seems a bit overdeveloped
We had an amazing dinner in a French restaurant just off the crossroads. We hadn't booked so got lucky- would recommend booking.
Parking tricky so park near beach and walk back up hill into town.

Visited August 2013
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Mill Valley, CA
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“Beautiful but bustling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A bit crowded and always seems to be windy, but one of the most beautiful beaches in NorCal and not to be missed.

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Spokane, Washington
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“Beautiful is such an Understatement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have visited Carmel many times and never fail to be awed by the extraordinary white sand beach of Carmel beach. The views are exceptional and the people so friendly. Dogs, children and adults of all ages share this wonderful paradise in harmony and joy. It makes me smile every time I sit and watch the interactions of so many enjoying one of natures truly beautiful places.

The drive down scenic drive to the Carmel River Beach is also not to be missed. The transition between the oceanfront and the bay and meadow is truly beautiful. Take a long walk or a short drive and enjoy it all.

Visited August 2013
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Northern Califonia
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“Great Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A beautiful white sand beach, very scenic, at the end of downtown Carmel. It is not a beach for swimming, but great for strolls, walking the dog, letting kids play in the sand and surf, etc. It even has a wooden walkway for those who want to look over the beach and ocean without getting sand in their shoes.

Visited August 2013
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