Carmel’s world-famous beach is located at the foot of Ocean Avenue, welcoming visitors with breathtaking views of the Pacific outlined with white crystalline sands. The ideal location for leisure activities : walking, swimming, bonfires and gatherings. Many locals and tourists alike enjoy this beach for beautiful sights of local marine life such as sea lions, sea otters, dolphins and humpback whales.
Carmel Beach sits along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federal-protected offshore area extending from Marin to Cambria, California (276 miles). This stretch is home to one of the largest kelp forests and one of the deepest underwater canyons in the world.