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Scenic Road Walkway

Scenic Road, Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA
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Follow the crushed stone path along the water, looking out to the sea

There is a lovely crushed stone sidewalk along the water that is wheelchair friendly. On one side... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Great views on either side

This is a beautiful road! Whether you walk, jog, bike or drive, the vistas on either side of the... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2017
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Scenic Road, Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

There is a lovely crushed stone sidewalk along the water that is wheelchair friendly. On one side, there's the beach, and the other, beautiful homes. It gives you a great sense of Carmel. The hill back up to town (shops and restaurants) is VERY steep,...More

4  Thank abh345678
Reviewed April 1, 2017

This is a beautiful road! Whether you walk, jog, bike or drive, the vistas on either side of the road are amazing. On one side is the Pacific Ocean with its mesmerizing waves, ever-hopeful surfers, and colorful sunsets. But on the east side - the...More

5  Thank Jane H
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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...More

2  Thank Layla W
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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...More

3  Thank Hunter k
Reviewed March 15, 2017

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!!

1  Thank casadeboys
Reviewed March 14, 2017 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...More

2  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

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....More

Thank David M
Reviewed March 11, 2017 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...More

1  Thank DixieBound
Reviewed March 7, 2017

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.

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed March 3, 2017

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...More

1  Thank Challenger01
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Dorothy M
January 14, 2015|
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Response from EdwardSandiego_CA | Reviewed this property |
The start of the scenic walk or drive is at lower Ocean Ave and Scenic Rd, at the top of the parking lot for Carmel Beach. Follow Scenic Rd south all the way around along the ocean to Carmel State Beach. Then Scenic Rd turns... More