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From white sand beaches and quaint little shops to legendary events and hundreds of art galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a fascinating seaside destination that invites visitors to relax, stroll and enjoy the many things to do. Explore this charming little town that offers a unique combination of small-town serenity, bohemian charisma, and urban sophistication surrounded by stunning scenery, chic day spas, elegant restaurants, world-class performing arts, and rich historic landmarks.
Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, California, 93921
Distance from Hotel: 5.5 miles

Hours and Prices

Hours: Varies

Prices: Varies


  • GourmetFest
  • Carmel Art Festival
  • House & Garden Tour


  • Carmel Mission
  • Beaches
  • Village Shops
  • Sunset Center
  • Walking Tours
  • Delicious Dining


Carmel is a shopper's delight. Amidst a charming village setting, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers a unique combination of quaint boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores, national retailers, winery tasting rooms, pet stores, antique shops, and intimate outdoor malls.

Borromeo del Rio Carmelo Mission

Established in 1771, this beloved historic landmark is one of the most stunning examples of California Missions. Beautifully maintained, the Carmel Mission grounds are home to gorgeous gardens filled with native plants, a museum, a gift shop, and a working Catholic church. The Carmel Mission is open to visitors daily, except major holidays. Admission prices are $6.50 adults, $4 seniors, and $2 children (7+). Children 6 and under enter free.

What are the amenities at the beach?

The beach is fire and alcohol friendly before 10:00PM. There are no amenities directly on the beach, but visitors can take advantage of public bathrooms, restaurants, and shops located just up the street. A public lot on Ocean Avenue and neighborhood streets offer plenty of free parking.

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What are the best restaurants?

Carmel-by-the-Sea is literally filled to the brim with great restaurants and finding a good place to eat is simple. Try top picks like Cassanova, Flying Fish Grill, La Bicyclette, Portabella, and Mundaka. Our hotel concierge would be happy to give you some recommendations.

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