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Scenic Road Walkway

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Address: Scenic Road, Carmel Beach, Carmel, CA
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Everywhere you look, a postcard view. This is the best walking path on planet earth (in our humble opinion). Stroll, breathe deeply, sit on one of the many beautifully-placed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kitty W
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Sacramento, California
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Royston, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove along this route (you can walk or drive one way - I'd prefer the first, but the weather was really awful for that). and it was a really nice activity to do, even on a very rainy day! The houses are absolutely amazing, all with different architecture and style, and the ocean on the opposite side complements the... More 

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scenic road is shared by pedestrians and one way car traffic. Extra attention is required for peaceful coexistence. Ocean on the one side of the road and houses on the other side give a good taste of Carmel living. One of my favorite places to get away from the summer heat and get fresh ocean air.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everywhere you look, a postcard view. This is the best walking path on planet earth (in our humble opinion). Stroll, breathe deeply, sit on one of the many beautifully-placed benches, watch the ocean and dream. A refreshment to the spirit and an unforgettable glimpse of how the 1% live. TIP: The best views are behind you, if you walk with... More 

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3 Thank Kitty W
Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk along the ocean in beautiful Carmel, with the waves on one side and gorgeous and odd houses on the other.

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Woodford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There is ample parking at the end of Ocean Blvd. It is about a one block walk south on Scenic Drive to reach the walkway. Great Ocean views on one side and fascinating houses on the other. It is about a 3 mile round trip. There is a restroom located near the South end of the walk. Perfect morning excursion.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Really enjoyed this walk. The architecture around Carmel is really nice and unique. You almost forget you are in California.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 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, so if that isn't a challenge you want, park by the water.

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Scottsdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 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 land side - is an amazing variety of architecture displayed on the $millions+ homes. Everything... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 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 were closed). Overall, so freaking beautiful!!

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Reviewed 27 March 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 earth can be as nice as this place.

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