Artists, nature-lovers, and residents of all ages come together to create a tight-knit community that celebrates Carmel’s idyllic small-town atmosphere. Outdoorsmen and shoppers alike will find a piece of the area to love; there are plenty of parks and beaches to explore, as well as family-owned and operated stores and restaurants.
THE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Just north of Big Sur, Carmel is home to white sand beaches and beautiful tree-lined streets. You will find plenty of shopping on Ocean Avenue and will be charmed by the cottage-style homes. This quiet town is also home to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright House, as well as numerous inspiring art galleries. If you are looking to take a scenic walk or hike, go down Ocean Avenue to the Carmel Beach and enjoy a stroll on the pristine white sand.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITES
Just as fun to watch as it is to participate, the Great Sandcastle Contest is a local tradition that has been held here for over 55 years.
If you are looking for some creative inspiration, you can join in on the Carmel Art Tour and take in all of the paintings, sculptures, photography, and other artworks created by the talented locals.