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Carmel-By-The-Sea Beach

Monterey, CA
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Carmel-By-The-Sea Beach, Monterey California

Description

Carmel-By-The-Sea Beach is an unusual beach of super-soft snow white sand. It will take your breath away when you first catch sight of it! Pretty stone beachhouses and tall Monterey Cypress trees sit high above the beach, which slopes steeply down to the sea. Tourists and residents take long strolls in the cold biting sea air. Dogs play happily. The sand is so white that the waves look creamy rolling in to shore. It's a gorgeous scene!
After yoru stroll, warm up with a cup of tea at Ocean Avenue, the main strip in Downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea.
One of the most enchanting beaches on earth is just south of here- China Cove. Also gorgeous is Carmel River State Beach, with its coarse golden sand and deep inky blue water.

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The beach access path at 8th Avenue. It entices you to come see the wonderful beach!
The beach access path at 8th Avenue. It entices you to come see the wonderful beach!
The sand is so fine, so soft, and so white! Like fairy dust!
The sand is so fine, so soft, and so white! Like fairy dust!
View to the south. Plenty of happy souls taking a stroll.
View to the south. Plenty of happy souls taking a stroll.
Looking back up the steep white beach at the beachhouses and fantastic trees. A fun spot for kids to roll down.
Looking back up the steep white beach at the beachhouses and fantastic trees. A fun spot for kids to roll down.
Boys play in the icy water on a summer day.
Boys play in the icy water on a summer day.
Shiny waves.
Shiny waves.
Creamy seafoam rolls over the white sand.
Creamy seafoam rolls over the white sand.
   

Directions

From Highway 1 exit at Ocean Avenue. Follow it towards the sea and at the end, turn left on Scenic Rd. You can park along Scenic Rd or on one of the side streets like 8th Ave, and there are many beach access points along the road.

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Visitor Ratings

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Ken
07/07/2010 12:03
i love this liveing

Geoff
01/29/2010 14:16
SUBLIME

Sonia
11/05/2009 21:36
take me with you!!!!and take me to sf too =) i will be in california in 2 years!!!

Kyle
10/14/2009 19:24
Stormy, beautiful

Jenny
09/09/2009 14:18
Want to find the nicest places? Follow the rich people. Carmel suits that statement to a T. Cypress-lined granite cliffs, fancy houses, white sand.

Last Updated Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:30:58 GMT