CARMEL BEACH / SCENIC DRIVE
Carmel Beach is locally renowned for good surf and excellent dog-walking conditions, as well as breathtaking sunsets.
On Carmel Bay, the mile-long beach features a bird sanctuary in a lagoon (just before the Carmel River empties into the sea) featuring a wide variety of waterfowl and song birds. River Beach also boasts breathtaking views of Point Lobos.
17-Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses and mansions.
SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN
Carmel shopping is metropolitan style, though wholly unique in setting. The most discriminating shopper is sure to find something of great appeal in one of the town’s stone-paved alleyways or curlicue-roofed shops.
WINE TASTING IN CARMEL
There are 12 tasting rooms in Downtown Carmel alone.