Carmel by the Sea Dog Friendly Beaches, Shopping, and Hotels

Carmel --Carmel City Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is dog friendly... and so are shops, downtown, etc. Your pooch will find a welcome in many Carmel locations (not all, but many).


Carmel City Beach is a dog friendly beach, as is Carmel River State Beach like many of California's dog friendly beach locations.

Don't be surprised to see people stop to adore pets in Carmel. Don't be surprised to see galleries filled with plein air pet portraits, or water dishes in front of shops.  It used to the be the baby in the stroller that got all the attention. Well move over baby sister, because your stroller may be one day filled with a beloved pet dog.


Carmel beaches are pet friendly. The soft sand and ocean scents are partially interesting to dogs...but they mostly like to sniff the scent of other animals and pets who have been within the path they walk..


Like all beaches, you really better clean up or your dog's mess or you will be in big trouble. If you are thinking of traveling with your pet to Carmel by the Sea, we've noticed a trend the other direction. There used to be more hotels accepting pets than there are now.  On the left column you'll notice that Monterey has many more hotels for pets than does Carmel. So what to do?  Make sure you have a hotel room before you head to this region because hotel bookings are extremely popular and you wouldn't want to find yourself caught short, sleeping in a car with your pet.

Carmel Pet Friendly Hotels

Best Western Carmel Mission Inn
Wayside Inn


Monterey Pet Friendly Hotels

Best Western Beach Resort Monterey

BW Carmel Mission Inn
BW Valley Harvest Inn
BW Victorian Inn

El Adobe Inn

La Quinta Inn Monterey

Wayside Inn

Note: subject to change - call hotels to verify.

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