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What are the best things to do on Carmel Beach?

A Known for its white sand and scenic paths, Carmel Beach is a great place to enjoy California's sunshine and outdoor recreation. Relax on the sand, surf, play beach volleyball, watch dolphins swim, and frolic with pups on this beautiful, dog-friendly beach. After the sun goes down, gather with friends for a cozy beach bonfire.

Can you have a bonfire on Carmel Beach?

A Yes! Beach bonfires are allowed on Carmel Beach. A fun way to enjoy the beach after dark, bonfires do come with a set of rules in order to protect the environment. Beach fires are allowed from 4 pm to 10 pm daily and must be south of 10th Avenue in the Beach Fire Zone. No fires are allowed to be built directly on the sand. Carmel Beach is one of the few beaches in California that allow alcohol, so pack a cooler and enjoy the views.
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