The Star of this week’s Fab Photos Friday is Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Randy and I stayed in a cottage near the Carmel River State Park and Carmel Beach, with a view of Mission Ranch through the wetlands. Every day was stunning, I will let you judge for yourself!

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

The beach at the end of our street in Carmel by the Sea.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

It was October and the plants were still colorful.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

What is more beautiful than waves coming to shore?

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

So beautiful.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Check out this gorgeous blue sky!

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

There were many birds

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

A beach walk takes you to the town area which is so quaint and just behind these houses.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

The neighborhood down the beach.

Carmel River State Park was just a block away...on one side ocean beach, on the other side, Carmel River Wetlands.

Carmel River State Park was just a block away…on one side ocean beach, on the other side, Carmel River Wetlands.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Sea Kelp is so big with a thick skin…it fascinates me.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Kelp tube.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Kelp grows a foot a day! It washes up in huge piles.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Mission Ranch is just across the wetlands from where we stayed.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Mission Ranch at the River on a somewhat cloudy day.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

I saw this dad and daughter playing on the beach and could not resist taking a photo.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Pelicans!

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

I loved walking out to the point and clambering on the rocks. A great place to sit, look, listen and explore.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

At the point.

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Sitting on the rocks

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

The point is quite rocky

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Who doesn’t love tidal pools, especially with anemones?

Carmel by the Sea, Carmel, beach walk

Anemones and a limpet. Somehow I cannot believe anyone living there could possibly take the views for granted. It changes every day!

 

 

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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. I lived in Carmel for a while. It was, well,a little too precious for me–too many tourists, etc. But of course, lovely. It’s fun to walk the little beach and also Ocean Ave is always interesting for people watching.

  2. We just returned from a trip their last weekend. The landscape is truly breathtaking. I will say that downtown is so full of tourists that is feels like Disneyland. It is a shame. Your photos are so lovely.

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