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“perfect day at the beach”

Carmel River State Beach
Ranked #3 of 110 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 22, 2012

breathtaking beach. clean. dogs off leash ok. shade trees if you want them. good walking beach. sheltered. restrooms available. walking distance from lovely shopping area.

Thank yanow3
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stopped at the beach after a day of sightseeing in Carmel and waited to see the most spectacular sunset take place.
The beach was clean and the air was cooled slightly by the ocean breeze. Restrooms were untidy at the end of the evening but that is to be expected with so many people at the beach.
Lovely time was had be all.

Thank BlondeOnes
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This beach justifies the notion that America is huge and diverse and there is tons to do, it is very European, mind you the Carmel township itself is very French....great spot for kids.....sand castles galore....the surf can be deceptive though...

Thank Punit M
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Perfect spot to go to watch the sun go down. It is quite the thing to do each night so expect a crowd. But the view couldn't be any better that here at Carmel City Beach.

Thank Kime465
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

the beach was clean and was what i expected, thoroughly enjoyed paddling even though it was freezing. saw dolphins,seals, and sea eagles ,

Thank beverley c
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