A very mild evening waiting for the sunset on Carmel Beach

It's been unseasonably warm here in California for the last few days. Unlike the interior of Monterey County, ocean communities like Carmel-by-the-Sea have been getting a slight ocean breeze in the afternoon that makes the temperature JUST RIGHT.

Then, at the end of the day, the breeze has stopped, and that makes it JUST RIGHT to head for Carmel Beach where everyone gathers to watch the sunset. The sun seems to go down pretty quickly at this time of year, so residents and visitors get ready for the daily show by bringing beach chairs to get a front row seat.

Carmel Beach April 2013

And if you are a dog owner, that is the time to go to the beach with your pooch, because they can run free here and let off some steam, just like DASH, the Bernaise dog whom I had the pleasure of meeting last night. A very friendly pup of about 4 years old.

Dogs run free on Carmel Beach

Surf's been up and that, combined with the great weather, has drawn surfers to Carmel Beach by the droves. By the way, the 33rd Annual Surf-About is on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2013.

Surfing on Carmel Beach

And, finally, the Big Event: Sunset. There is not much to say about it. It speaks for itself. People just stand or sit mesmerized. Right now the sun does not set in the ocean, but with the Cypress Trees in the foreground, Pebble Beach beyond, makes for a beautiful frame. A work of art.

Carmel Beach Sunset with Pebble Beach

Why not come and enjoy what the city has to offer, including a glorious sunset? Just make sure you make your reservations early. Here are suggested inns and hotels www.carmelshotels.com


Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


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Comment balloon 4 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • May 01 2013 07:57AM


Beautiful photos Hella. I've been right there in that same spot many times and can't wait to go back. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 7 years ago

Hella, I have been right there on that same beach. It felt like me own little paradise.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 7 years ago

I'm jealous, I will never forget out stay in Carmel for three days. Thank you for sharing the sunset.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 7 years ago

Hella, Beautiful pictures. Brings back memories of when I lived in Mission Beach and neighbors would gather together with solidarity as we watched the sun disappear each day.

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 7 years ago