Ocean Avenue and Scenic Road, Carmel
This is a love poem to Carmel Beach, where our furry friends can run off-leash.
The sand here is as soft as flour, and the waves can crash with impressive power.
Monterey has some fine sandy spots, but there’s a reason for this beach’s packed parking lot.
When the sun sets above water as blue as a lover’s eyes, it’s no wonder this beach wins the readers’ top prize.