Explore Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea was first incorporated as a City in 1916.  It was founded by artists and writers – among them Jack London, George Sterling, Mary Austin and Robinson Jeffers. Carmel-by-the-Sea is rich natural beauty and prides itself on its white sand beach, landscaped bluffs, urban forest, and natural park lands. For more information on places to stay, eat, and shop check out



Free, 30 minute & 2-hour curbside parking is available on every block in the Central Business District.

Free, unlimited time parking is available at the following locations: