2 km Long Crescent Paradise
What is next after 17 Miles Drive? You may want to drive for another 20 mins to reach Carmel Beach. This is a 2 km long crescent paradise beaches attracts visitors and local to it finest scenery.
Dog Friendly Fun Zone
Once you reached Carmel Beach, you will notice this beach is super dog friendly. Dog owners bringing their dogs to play and mingle with the rest of the dogs here, a fun zone for human and canine too. You even find free plastic bags for dog poo at the beaches. Hotels and restaurants here welcoming dogs to lodge or dine too!
No House Number
You will also see fairy tale cottages, secret garden, antique shops near Carmel Beach. If you are trying to find the house number in the cottages, there is none. Residents who live in Carmel-by-the sea has no street addresses anywhere in town. So how did they get their post? Post mails has to be picked up at the local nearby post office. You may also want to take a look at the local post office located at Dolores St. and 5th Post Office. You will find old fashion mail box lining up like an antique.
Actor Clint Eastwood use to be mayor in Carmel-by-the-sea!
Final thoughts :
If you are doing 17 Miles Drive, you can include Carmel-by-the-sea in your itinerary. It is just 20 mins drive from 17 Miles. If you love dogs, this is the place for you to see various type of species parading with their owners.
Weather in the winter is still pretty warm but the sea water is pretty cold. You will see people jog, hike and surf in this beach. Watching the sunset is not a bad idea to end you day after 17 Miles Drive.
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awe! i love dogs, so this is right up my alley! Love this location.
Oh how beautiful! I don’t understand the 17 mile drive unless it is the actual distance however, that 2 miles of a curve around the ocean is breath taking. Cottages rather than houses the whole area sounds so quaint.
I once took the scenic 17-mile drive. I still have photos of the Cypress tree that is no longer there.
Ive heard about this, this is certainly on my bucketlist
Stunning beach view! It’s been months since I last visited the beach, and I can’t wait for my son’s school break for some much needed beach getaway. 🙂
Oh wow how beautiful, I always love the beach view. And the cliff views are stunning as well.
Such a beautiful place to visit and that Carmel Beach is very stunning. I hope to be there someday!
It seems like the perfect stop after the 17 mile drive, a nice place to relax and take in the beautiful beach. It looks like you had a lovely time there.
This is so beautiful. I am looking forward to traveling and exploring new places.
Interesting time and interesting place. I have never been to California. This beach looks beautiful.
I love that there’s a dog friendly fun zone. My pup would have lots of fun. I love traveling and get really happy and excited when i read really good posts about different places. I try my best to visit as many as possible!
Honestly, if you don’t mind the drive I think it’s totally worth it and it’s awesome to finally get to the beach and just have fun! Love that it’s pet friendly as well!
Carmel Beach is pretty nice and fun plus they are dog friendly it’s really important for travelers with pets. Would love to visit here one day. And oh that first photo of your is just gorgeous!
I’ve never been to Carmel Beach! It sounds really lovely and it’s a beach so it’s already worth going to. Thanks for the guide on how to get there and what to expect!
Oh yes! We are actually going there in a couple of weeks for a bike show. It’s truly lovely there! But I had no idea Clint Eastwood was mayor! Wow! That’s awesome!
I want to go here so badly! I’ve been to California a handful of times, but never out here. It just looks so serene!
I love California! I was just there for a few days in the fall, and I can’t wait to get back. I’ll have to try this route out. 🙂
Carmel and the 17 mile drive in Northern California is one of the most scenic destinations in Cali! I agree with you: the homes there are lovely and charming providing candy for our eyes.
I would LOVE to do this drive! The pics are stunning!