Carmel Resort Inn & Cottages - Carpenter St. between 1st & 2nd Ave., Carmel, CA 93921 | Tel. (877) 588-9562

Activities

Beaches

Carmel Beach is a spectacular white sand beach with views of Point Lobos State Reserve and the Pebble Golf Course. The slope is gentle so swimming is available and the surf is good too (wetsuit suggested). Dogs may run off-leash here and bonfires are allowed in specified areas which is a great family activity. Get a picnic and wine at a local market and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific. Carmel River State Beach is also close by.

Carmel Beach

Named of the top 10 beaches in the country, Carmel Beach is a great place for walking, running, wading and surfing. It's also great for a romantic sunset picnic or a family beach fire in the evening. Because it is a leash-free zone, it's also populated with many dogs that are having even more fun than their humans. Carmel Beach is within walking distance of all of the inns in Carmel-by-the-Sea, located straight down Ocean Avenue.

Carmel River State Beach

A little smaller but equally beautiful beach is just around Carmel Point on Scenic Drive. Go straight down Ocean Avenue and turn left on Scenic Drive, and then follow that around to the Carmel River State Beach at Carmelo and Scenic Drive.

Monastery Beach

This beach is found 2 miles south on Highway 1. The view is spectacular but the beach is very steep with a strong undertow so it is not save to swim in or even turn your back on. Experienced scuba divers occasionally use this beach.

Point Lobos State Reserve

If you are looking for a rocky beach with tide pools, this beach in the state park is the best. See local marine animals including otters and sea lions in abundance here. Point Lobos is one of the top attractions in Monterey County. There is a small fee for cars and it is open from 8am to 6:30pm (must be out by 7pm). It is 2.5 miles south on Highway 1.

Biking

Here are a few bicycling destinations. Rent your bicycle in Carmel.


SCENIC ROAD, Carmel
Lovely scenic ride through Carmel's residential beach community

CARMEL VALLEY ROAD
Rural country road stretching from Highway One to Highway 101

17-MILE DRIVE, Pebble Beach
Pedal past world famous golf courses and spectacular ocean views

LAGUNA SECA RECREATION AREA, Monterey-Salinas Highway
Home to the Sea Otter Classic MTB Festival, with a large range of trails for both beginners & expert riders.

Walking & Hiking

ANDREW MOLERA STATE PARK
26 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

CARMEL BEACH & WALKWAY
Scenic Road, Carmel

GARLAND REGIONAL PARK
8 miles east of Carmel on Carmel Valley Road

GARRAPATA STATE PARK
10 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

JACK'S PEAK COUNTY PARK
2 miles north of Carmel on Highway 68 East

JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS STATE PARK
28 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

MISSION TRAILS PARK
Entrances located on Mountain View Avenue & Forest and on Rio Road across from the Carmel Mission

POINT LOBOS STATE RESERVE
2 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

PFEIFFER BIG SUR STATE PARK
26 miles south of Carmel

17-MILE DRIVE, Pebble Beach
Enter on San Antonio in Carmel or from Highway One at Highway 68

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

CARMEL BAY
End of Ocean Avenue, Carmel

CARMEL MEADOWS
Ribera Road, 2 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

MONASTERY BEACH
2.5 miles south of Carmel on Highway One

POINT LOBOS STATE RESERVE
3 miles south of Carmel on Highway One (reservations required, 831/624-8413)

STEWART'S COVE
Carmel River State Beach, south of Carmel

STILLWATER COVE
Pebble Beach (reservations required, 831/625-8507)

Kayaking

Adventures By The Sea

299 Cannery Row
Monterey , CA 93940

Frank Knight (831) 372-1807 | fax: (831) 372-4103

Discover Monterey by land or sea! The peninsula's premiere location for bike, kayak, paddleboards, & surrey rentals or tours.

Carmel Whale Watching

Monterey Bay Whale Watch _ 84 Old Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey , CA 93940

Nancy Black (831) 375-4658

Year-round whale watching in Monterey Bay. Gray, humpback, blue whales, dolphins, sea birds. All trips led by marine biologist.

Princess Monterey Whale Watching _ 96 Fisherman's Wharf #1

Monterey , CA 93940

Barbara Thomas 831-372-2203

California's #1 Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours. Available year-round. Board the Princess Monterey and the Greatland for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

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