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Make a self catering beach house or holiday rental in Carmel, California your home away from home

Carmel, also known as Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small and historic city of 3,000 inhabitants on the Monterey Peninsula. It is well known for its arts community along with beautiful scenery and an interesting history. Actor Clint Eastwood was the mayor of Carmel in the late 1980s.

Things to Do in Carmel, California

Those with an interest in art will find plenty to see and do from their holiday rental in Carmel. Take painting lessons, browse the galleries and attend some of the arts-related events that are frequently hosted. The city is equally well known for its music and its theatres with a host of annual festivals and programs. Carmel attracts many visitors to the shopping district with charming streets lined with independent shops, cafés and galleries. There are also two shopping villages out of town at the Barnyard and the Crossroads. Both villages have excellent restaurants and are set amid award-winning gardens. The beach is a popular area for bird watching and is also well-used for boating, kayaking and diving but the riptides can make it unsuitable for swimming.

Places to Visit Around Carmel, CA

Carmel River State Beach includes the Lagoon and Wetlands Natural Reserve. It has excellent opportunities for spotting the local wildlife and birds within easy reach of your Carmel holiday rental. Follow the Carmel Coast Birding Trail and look for herons, brown pelicans, Greater Yellowlegs and many types of gulls, woodpeckers and warblers. In Carmel centre, visit Caraccioli Cellars to sample the sparkling wine that is produced locally. Galante Vineyards also has a tasting room in the town with small plates to accompany the wine samples. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is said to be the Crown Jewel of the US state park system with many species of wildlife and migrating grey whales visible from the shore in winter.

Weather in Carmel, CA

Carmel holiday rentals have a Mediterranean type climate with damp summers due to the coastal cloud and drizzle. Daytime highs reach an average 21°C (70°C) in July and August. Winters are very mild with daytime temperatures reaching 15°C (59°C) and around 2-4 inches of rainfall per month. September and October have the best weather overall with pleasant temperatures and low rainfall.

Travel to Carmel, California

The nearest main airport serving holiday rentals in Carmel, California is Monterey Peninsula (MRY) Airport which is just 7 miles from Carmel. It has regular domestic flights with American Airlines, Alaska, Continental, United and US airways. International visitors may find the San Jose (SJC) International Airport offers a better choice of flights along with San Francisco International (SFO) airport which is 104 miles away. There are many flights from the UK, Europe and the Far East that have regular flights into San Francisco.

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