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Carmel and Pebble Beach

Originally founded as an artists' colony and oceanside retreat, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers quaint streets and cobblestone courtyards lined with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and tasting rooms, plus easy access to expansive white beaches. Neighboring Pebble Beach is home to some of the most famous golf courses in the world.




CARMEL BEACH / SCENIC DRIVE

Carmel Beach is locally renowned for good surf and excellent dog-walking conditions, as well as breathtaking sunsets.

RIVER BEACH

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

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.