Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called Carmel, is known for its rich artistic history and natural scenery. First founded by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1603, Carmel-by-the-Sea got its name in honor of the three Carmelite friars he travelled with. Centuries later, Gaspar de Portola along with Franciscan Friars Junipero Serra and Juan Crespi visited the area in search of a mission site. It remained under Spaniards rule until the year 1821 when Mexico gained independence.
On October 31, 1916, Carmel was incorporated as a city in Monterey County, California. Thanks to its dedicated citizens, who were dominated by artists, Carmel-by-the-Sea is what it is today- a place with a perfect blend of art, history, and nature.
Located on the Pacific coast, just about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and 120 miles south of San Francisco, Carmel is known for being a dog-friendly city. It has numerous hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments that admit guests with dogs. Its neighboring communities are the Carmel Valley and Carmel Highlands.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is a place art and nature enthusiasts would appreciate. However, it is also a place anglers would not want to miss. So, if you are an angler looking for an adventure both inshore and offshore - grab your fishing gear and visit Carmel-by-the-Sea.