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“White sand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel River State Beach

Carmel River State Beach
US Higway 1, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches
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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“White sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A great place for bird watching and for artists to set up an easel to begin a painting. Very easy access, Bird and wildlife protected area so it is a nature preserve where one can be up close.

Visited October 2013
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Fremont, ca
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice drive, nice uncrowded beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Very nice drive through very expensive houses to get to this nice beach. Parking lot is small but people seem to always be leaving you will get a spot eventually. Very nice sand beach, People even jump into fresh water water near by which is warmer than ocean. Love this nice spot will for sure come back year after year if possible.

Visited August 2013
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Monterey, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful hikes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very accessible and easy hiking. I don't walk so well and this seemed very easy. Beautiful and varied fauna and flora. Great bird-watching!

Visited August 2013
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Mill Valley, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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