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“Slice of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scenic Road Walkway

Scenic Road Walkway
Scenic Road, Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #5 of 105 things to do in Carmel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
“Slice of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sunset is a beautiful time to visit but so is mid-day. If you can manage to find a good deal to stay at a B&B and not get involved in all the craziness of heavy traffic endemic to this area, then it is even more enjoyable! Take a flashlight at sunset time as the town's lighting is, well, not-so-much (and the paving is irregular).

During the day, the sights, sounds, and smells of the beach and its activities invite one to sit on a bench and enjoy it all. Folks with their picnic baskets, dogs playing like little kids (only they share their toys better), and children running in and out of the surf. The waves crash with great sound effects, and the sunlight makes the ocean look such a deep shade of royal blue.

We followed the path and continued on the side of the road (ultimately walkable) for quite some time. We walked down to Carmel River Beach and continued walking down to the elementary school. There are some very creative iterations of fantasy-like houses that look like castles, fairy cottages, medieval towers, and everything in between, set among ultra-modern creations. Reminds one of the Newport, Rhode Island displays of wealth during the Gilded Age, when the Vanderbilts and Astors walked the landscape.

Visited January 2014
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“Perfect Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Enjoyed our walk on a paved path - beautiful ocean on one side and gorgeous homes on the other! It's easy to park along this walk way - a pleasant outing for all ages.

Visited December 2013
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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“on the trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very charming trails to walk on and enjoy the beach without being in the sand , if you don't want to walk on the beach.

Visited December 2013
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Carmel, California
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“Easy and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a gorgeous walk around Carmel Beach. The ocean, the wildlife, the beautiful homes all make this one-of-a-kind. Don't miss it!

Visited November 2013
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“Perfect spot for sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Ended a tour of the area here and stopped to admire the amazing sunset. The area wasn't too crowded, parking was easy to find, and the beach was quite nice. Great place to stop and spend some time.

Visited November 2013
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