Both times we visited Carmel Beach we stayed in the same hotel the Lamp Lighter Inn the service was great the staff was very friendly and helpful, it was a prime location in the town center directly opposite the beach and there foods were just superb, they have lovely old style rooms but very clean, comfortable, and cozy.
Carmel Beach is known to be one of America's Top Beaches and Town here you will find many restaurants to suit everyone's tastebuds mostly all dining is by the seaside so you can enjoy the breeze and the amazing sunsets while enjoying a glass of red wine.
This long wide stretch of white sand beach is also dog friendly and they have a long parallel scenic pathway running above Carmel beach you can follow this pathway around the coastline taking in the stunning breathtaking seascape views with nicely manicured gardens along the way. If your keen enough you can walk along the rocky jagged coastline observing all the beautiful rock formations listening to the sounds of the crashing waves.
Carmel Town not only has it's spectacular beach to offer there is much to do in this beautiful beach side town there are many art galleries, historic sites, and boutique shops you can stroll around town most are all walking distance but you can choose to hire a bicycle and take yourself around.
Carmel beach was only a 2 hour drive from Danville town of California, a worthwhile beach to spend a weekend or a few days you will feel like your in the Bahamas with it's beautiful calm tranquil beach and if you fancy a game of golf you can always visit the neighboring beach Pebbles Beach Golf course enjoying a game of golf with the most stunning views of California coastline. Carmel Beach was one beach that I never wanted to leave just felt like home.