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Explore Carmel Beach, CA

Stay a few minutes by car from one of the most stunning beaches in Northern California at Monterey Bay Inn. Located in the charming town of Carmel-by-the Sea, CA, Carmel Beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing day on California's central coast. 

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • Sunrise to sunset
  • Prices
    • Beach access is free
  • Events
    • Annual Sandcastle Contest
    • Weddings
    • Parties
  • Activities
    • Swimming
    • Sunbathing
    • Beachcombing
    • Surfing
    • Volleyball
    • Picnicking

Questions & Answers

Are dogs allowed on Carmel Beach?
Dogs are allowed on beautiful Carmel Beach. While your four-legged friends are welcome to frolic among the sand and waves off leash, they need to be under voice control at all times while on the beach.
What activities can I do on Carmel Beach?
Carmel Beach offers many fun activities and things to do, including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, boogie boarding, standup paddle boarding, and picnicking. Enjoy beach volleyball or a stroll along the Scenic Bluff Path with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

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