Information on Carmel Beach rules


CARMEL BEACH RULES – Updated 09/02/2021


  • Five (5) City supplied smokeless fire pits have been installed on the beach and are available on a first-come, first-served basis through September; please do not burn driftwood or trash and use water only to douse fires
  • User-supplied propane-fueled devices are allowed year-round
  • Must be located 25 feet from the base of the coastal bluff
  • Allowed between the hours of 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Located south of 10th Avenue (10th to Martin Way)
  • BBQ’s, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and other fuel tanks are prohibited
  • Bonfires are not allowed


Alcohol is allowed on Carmel Beach, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. All persons consuming alcoholic beverages must be 21 or over and have identification with them. It is unlawful for any person to drink any alcoholic beverages on public streets, the stairs to the beach, or beach bluffs.