Carmel Beach

White sand beach
5-SE-of-9th Scenic Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
142 miles from Sacramento, CA
Water Quality

Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Changing roomsDressing rooms on the beach
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

No smoking.

No alcohol.

No charcoal grills allowed.

Wood burning in designated fire pits only.

Dogs must be on a leash.

No RV parking.

There are no showers.

Beach Rules

  • Wood burning beach fires are only allowed in city-supplied wood burning fires pits which are located south of 10th avenue. Wood burning fires are allowed from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Burning driftwood is prohibited.
  • City fire pits are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Fire pits cannot be reserved.
  • Use of self-supplied propane fire devices is allowed south of 10th Avenue from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Propane fire devices must be 25 feet from the base of the bluff or dunes
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed.
  • No fuel based lanterns such as Tiki torches.
  • No temporary structures such as tents, canopies or similar enclosures.
  • No smoking on the beach or scenic pathway.
  • No littering.
  • No alcohol on the scenic pathway. Consumption of alcohol is allowed on the beach.
  • No accessing the beach via the protected beach bluffs. Use stairways and designated pathways.
  • Dogs must be on a leash or under voice command control on the beach and must be on a leash on the scenic pathway.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from San Jose, CA
  • 2 hours from San Fransisco, CA
  • 3 hours 5 minutes from Sacramento, CA

Hotels and rentals

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 5-SE-of-9th Scenic Rd, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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