The Carmel beaches make Clint's day.

The Pacific Grove beaches make nearby Carmel resident Clint Eastwood’s day.

The Brits have voted: here’s their list of America’s best beach towns. Yes, the usual suspects are on the list (Carmel area, Hawaii), but they’re equal opportunists, also listing towns in Jersey and Florida. Here’s the BBC’s list. Have any other hidden gems to add?

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