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“Dog friendly beach -- but pickup after your dog” 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 #3 of 25 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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.
DANVILLE
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Dog friendly beach -- but pickup after your dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Walkable from the town; facilities available. There is a nice walking path adjacent to the beach one street up from the parking lot. If you don't look for it, you won't find it.

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Cesena, Italy
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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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“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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