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“A piece of paradise!” 5 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 #2 of 96 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Cesena, Italy
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12 reviews
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“A piece of paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful beach and fantastic water. Had dolphins swimming with us all day. Great location for a family day out.

Visited August 2013
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São José dos Campos
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“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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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews
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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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