Information on Carmel Beach rules


CARMEL BEACH RULES – Updated 06/15/2021


  • 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, and other fuel tanks are prohibited
  • Bonfires are not allowed


Monterey County is adhering to California Department of Public Health guidance. Please follow these guidelines regarding where and when to wear a face mask:

Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, visit