[iframe width=”500″ height=”284″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/yuhWpbTGfJk?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen] Carmel Beach is known worldwide for its white sand and compelling beauty. The southern end of the beach is bounded by Abalone Point and was the historic hangout for many of the famous poets, writers and painters that lived in Carmel in the 1910’s and 20’s. Today a famous home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sits above the water’s edge at Abalone Point. If you look carefully at the rock formations at the southern end of the beach you will notice they are dark as compared to the lighter Santa Lucia granite. These are basaltic rocks that resulted from ancient volcano eruptions and lava flows. The white sands of the beach come from the high concentrations of quartz glass and white feldspar found in Santa Lucia granite. Nature reminds us of many stories to be told. We only need the clues to see and experience the scope and history.