Carmel Beach

Carmel Beach is renowned for its brilliant white sand beach, which is maintained by City staff as well as community volunteers, who donate many hours keeping the sand and landscape free of litter. The landscaped beach bluffs are the buffer between the heavily used beach and the Scenic Road residents.  A pathway meanders around trees and the strategically placed benches invites pedestrians and their companions to enjoy the ocean view along the way.  


Beach Rules (Updated June 2019)

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea has established beach fire rules to help improve the experience of all beach users and protect the environment. For the enjoyment of all, the City asks that you follow these rules:


Beach Events

Carmel’s scenic views and white sand beach is a perfect location for a special event.  Activities on the beach are governed by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the California Coastal Commission and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.