Carmel-by-the-Sea called "Garden of God" by Father Serra. The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is dotted with fairytale cottages. Carmel-by-the-Sea has retained its village character and its quality of life since 1916. Carmel offers all the activities a seaside town can offer plus the comfort and charm of a village community. Immediate beach access is at the foot of the main street.
Carmel is located in Monterey County south of San Francisco between Santa Cruz and San Simeon along Highway 1 near the Pacific Ocean. There is also a Carmel, Indiana.