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Scenic Road Walkway

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Address: Scenic Road, Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA
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Gorgeous Views!!!

We came here in early February so I'm sure parking was much easier for us. It was so beautiful here - both the houses and the beach/water view. We were able to walk down to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here in early February so I'm sure parking was much easier for us. It was so beautiful here - both the houses and the beach/water view. We were able to walk down to the water here and there (a lot of the staircases were closed). Overall, so freaking beautiful!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You must give it a drive to understand why those who live in Carmel are so passionate about their city and want to preserve it the way it is. This is a lovely place. You just wonder how many places on the face of the earth can be as nice as this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably our top pick in Carmel. We recommend walking on the walkway one way and on the beach on return. We went at sunset. Beautiful!!

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very limited free parking. No overnight parking (unless a local with parking permit). Beautiful sand/gravel walkway along top of road overlooking Carmel Beach, Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach, surfers, family picnicks, dogs (off leash) running on beach and playing in surf. Benches along the walk for resting and gazing out to sea. One set of restrooms tucked out of sight in... More 

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Thank Lynn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Carmel Mission Inn (great affordable spot btw) and went for a run through town until we got to 8th and turned toward the sea. There is a bit of a path and definitely go in the flow with traffic for great views. You can even hop out on the beach if you're feeling it. The scenery is... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled along this just taking a walk in Carmel after walking along the beach. The walk is one of the prettiest I've ever taken. Ocean cliffs to the right and adorable storybook houses to the left. A great walk that you need to do if you're in Carmel. Not too hilly and just simply gorgeous.

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of unusual architecture in the houses on on e side, overlooking Pacific on the other. Enjoyed the drive; raining so we couldn't walk.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting at Ocean Avenue, you can make your way south on walk along Scenic Drive. Easier to walk than drive. Lots of look out points and beach access. As of March the beach is closed or you should heed the restrictions to health hazards along the coast as a result of recent storms. No washrooms or coffee shops along the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend walking this road from Carmel River Beach into town. Nice stroll for scenic views, people and dog watching. Passes by many iconic Carmel houses. Can have quite a bit of traffic on weekends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a an incredible drive. Check out the shops and eateries along Ocean Drive then head to Scenic Road. Take in the amazing views, hit the pullouts, check out the beautiful homes. You will not be disappointed.

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