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The beaches are clean & have an aqua colored ocean shore. Plus the surrounding neighborhoods are just as nice as the village shops. So many small inns to choose from here. There is no shortage with lodging options, but on busy summer or holiday weekends, you best make a reservation . The streets are charming & adorable with tons of character. This place is not a typical beach town at all.
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elevation: 212' population: 15,677 zip code: 93921


Beach front cliffs on peninsula & cove

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Monterey County
South of San Francisco
on coastal Hwy. 1




  • beaches
  • biking
  • scuba diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • golfing
  • hiking
  • wineries
  • back roads
  • nude beach
  • Upper Carmel River
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Carmel River State Beach
  • Point Lobos State Reserve
  • Jacks Peak County Park
  • Garrapata State Park Beach
  • Point Sur SHP
  • Ventana Wilderness
  • Mission Trail Park
  • Los Padres National Forest
  • carmel campgrounds

    Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    Arroyo Seco Campground
    Fremont Peak State Park Camping
    Carmel By the River RV Park
    Saddle Mountain Ranch
    Big Sur Campgrounds

    tent camping

    Village like setting with restaurants, shops & galleries. Strong artistic flare & cute as a story book, this upscale community has a weekend full of exploring for you.

    nearby towns:
    Pacific Grove
    Big Sur
    Pebble Beach
    Carmel Valley
    local links:

    Carmel Chamber of Commerce
    @ 5th & 6th Carmel, CA 93921

    Carmel Mission Basilica
    Carmel Heritage Society
    Carmel River Kayaking
    Carmel Farmers Market: TUES 9AM
    Earthbound Farm Stand
    Center For Photographic Art
    City of Carmel, CA
    Cornucopia Community Market
    La Balena Italian Restaurant
    Eco Carmel
    Carmel Belle Cafe
    Carmel Valley Coffee Roasters

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