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The soft white sand and the deep blue sky

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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I have seen a lot of beaches but there aren't many that can compare to the clean white sand and the deep blue sky at Carmel City Beach. We ended up parking in town on the main street and walked down to the beach area. The beach itself is wide and clean and while there were a lot of people, I wouldn't say it was crowded. Dogs must be allowed as I saw quite a few. After you check out the beach, there is a scenic walkway that goes along the water on one side and lovely houses on the other.
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Hotels

Wayside Inn
This is in a very nice location close to the beach and downtown.

Points of interest

Point Lobos
Amazing scenery here. Many wonderful hiking trails. There is limited parking.
Garrapata State Park
There are great hiking trails and all kinds of beautiful views overlooking the water
17 Mile Drive
Very beautiful drive that goes mostly along the coast, must pay a $10 fee.

Restaurants

Rio Grill
The atmosphere is nice, the service is great, as is the food.
Tommy's Wok
Very small place serving excellent asian food at reasonable prices
Katy's Place
We ate breakfast here and loved it. Not inexpensive, but all the ingredients were fresh.
Yafa
Delicious mediterranean food here...nice atmosphere and service too. Would come back!

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5 Comments

by h_preece

04-28-2017

Beautiful!

by Ed4000

04-22-2017

Would love to see my dog there! Rare to find dog friendly beaches on the gulf coast.

by Ed4000

04-22-2017

Would love to see my dog there! Rare to find dog friendly beaches on the gulf coast.

by zonacat31

04-22-2017

i love carmel. great stories keep them coming

by Pglo716

04-20-2017

looks beautiful