Welcome to Carmel
The pristine beaches, ocean side walkways and idyllic location were the perfect ingredients for creating one of the most beautiful places on earth, Carmel-by-the-Sea. This quaint little area was founded by bohemian artists near the turn of the century which may explain why there are over 60 artist galleries in the mile square city.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is a haven for visitors and locals alike with plenty of shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms to accommodate everyone. Meandering through the streets and alley ways will surprise you with secret gardens, book stores and sidewalk cafes.
The Carmel Beach, widely known for its fine, white sand beach, is overlooked by the 9th and 10th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Course. After a day of golf or sightseeing, stroll through the European-inspired town of fairytale cottages, without street address or street lights to emphasize the founding fathers desire for this laid-back village not to become too urban.
Top local highlights
- Carmel Beach
– A crescent-shaped mile of beautiful white sand where you can enjoy the sun and the sea however you like.
- Ocean Avenue
– Carmel’s hub of unique and unforgettable boutique stores and artisan shops.
- Mission Trail Park
– A 33-acre estate-turned-nature preserve with five miles of trails to explore