1.6 Miles, 5 Mins Drive

Carmel River State Beach

For a true experience in Mother Nature's embrace, nothing compares to a walk through the trails and paths of Carmel River State Beach. Here along a mile-long stretch of pristine and preserved California beach you will find a world class bird sanctuary in a scenic lagoon. Bring the family to enjoy the sights and sounds of various song birds and waterfowl.

If you enjoy scuba diving, be certain to explore the underwater wonders of Monastery Beach, or San Jose Creek Beach. While swimming, wading, and walking near the beach is not recommended, there are plenty of other activities to occupy nature lovers, bird watchers, and explorers. Enjoy an afternoon of scenic wonders, then come back to your room at The Getaway for a relaxing evening in well-appointed comfort.