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“Our favorite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel River State Beach

Carmel River State Beach
Carmelo St, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #8 of 94 things to do in Carmel
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Mill Valley, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This beach is less frequented than the city beach - we feel like it's our "private secret." Beautiful clean sand, rocks, tide pools and water fowl.

Visited August 2013
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Carmel, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Family Day in the Sun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I live here and it is always a treat for my husband and I to take the kids here! We bring a picnic lunch, our kites and the sunscreen. There is no shade so you may want an umbrella or tent if you need it. There are bathrooms by the parking lot that are large for changing, etc. There is a little lagoon area for the little ones to splash in and many enjoy kayaking in this area, too.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Get up early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great place to enjoy your morning walk or just sit and drink a cup of coffee as you watch! Beautiful locale. Easy walk from main shopping area.

Visited March 2013
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Monterey, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“the view of the Carmel River is picture perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

great place to paint plein air love the vistas! Great view of the Carmel river reaching the sea. You can enjoy the pristine beach in the fresh water or hit the beach side of Carmel. Lots of space, some paring in a lot at Stewart's cove.

Visited July 2013
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Orangevale, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Everyone one was just relaxing and enjoying the views. Loved how dogs are aloud but very clean too. Recommend a must go see.

Visited November 2012
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