Families are welcome in Carmel and there’s lots to do. Carmel Beach is the first place to visit. The beach is good for walking year-round as well as surfing, kite flying, dog walking, picnicking, and sand castle building. An especially loved family activity is a beach campfire – check the signs for where fires are OK.
Another beloved family activity which has taken place since the early 1900’s is attending a play or movie at the Outdoor Forest Theater in Carmel. Bring a picnic dinner and warm clothes and watch the sun go down while you watch musical theater by firelight.