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A tiny Californian beach oasis awaits you with an aesthetic that’ll have you dreaming of this special artist community for years after. Book a luxury rental RV in Carmel-by-the-Sea to see for yourself why people rave about this exceptionally dog-friendly town steeped in Spanish, Mexican, and Native American influences.

Carmel-by-the-Sea originally found its roots as an area for the artists. Poets, writers, painters, and more gathered to create a visually stunning village that worked around the naturally occurring landscape rather than remove it. The town is situated on the Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles and south of San Francisco, though neither is a close drive. When you do make your way to Carmel-by-the-Sea in your camper rental, make sure to note that the one-square-mile village has neither streetlights nor numbers for businesses and homes. Pay extra close attention to landmarks and other visual queues as you get the lay of the land.

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The Great Outdoors

We hope you packed your sunscreen, towels, and bathing suits because there is no way to avoid a beach day or two when in Carmel-by-the-Sea in your rental RV. Carmel Beach is a stunning white sand beach that is both people and dog-friendly. Beach volleyball is very popular; just ask to join in if you see a game in action. Surfing is encouraged just be sure to check conditions before paddling out. You can even finish your day with an iconic beach sunset and a fire for warmth.

Seeing as Carmel-by-the-Sea literally constructed itself around the trees, you can find a few parks spread throughout. The well-maintained courtyards and playgrounds are inviting spots to stretch your legs when driving through here with your Carmel-by-the-Sea motorhome rental. You won’t be able to escape the salty air though no matter how far from the ocean you try to get.

Take in the entirety of Carmel-by-the-Sea through their self-guided historic walking tour. This is a fun way to get steps in while also immersing yourself in the local culture. Each stop along the way is numbered (find the list online) and takes you through the incredibly unique history of how the city came to be what you see today.

RV Parks

Carmel-by-the-Sea might be small, but they’ve still thought about those traveling by RV. When booking your RV rental trip here do note you have two options to rest your head. There are also a couple choices in nearby Monterey if need be too.

Carmel by the River RV Park sits in a central location to the entire ongoings in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding communities. Choose from four tiers of campsite styles from beachfront to wooded lots to patios at your campsite. All do come with full hookups, WiFi, hot showers, and restroom facilities.

Saddle Mountain Ranch is also found within Carmel-by-the-Sea limits. They do have limitations on the size RV they can accommodate so be sure to check with them before reserving. Otherwise, you’ll have full hookups and access to all their onsite amenities, including fire pits, gazebos, and a pool.

Exploring the City

The ever-alluring artist roots of Carmel-by-the-Sea are still present. In town, you’ll find galleries featuring the work of local artists as well as events hosted around the art. If you’d like to get more hands-on, their art tours and workshops available. Artists in the area in residence lead the workshops.

You may notice you won’t need your travel trailer rental while in Carmel-by-the-Sea if you plan to stay local. Everything is incredibly walkable, which is a huge plus for the next popular activity. The European-style village is sprinkled with wineries and tastings from the Monterey County region. Along the way, rub elbows with the winemakers, locals, and tourists.

If you do feel like venturing outside of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey is one of the closer cities. You’ll find an aquarium, a fisherman’s wharf, and historic monuments and museums. This old-timey port city is a nice contrast to the colorful, vibrant atmosphere of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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