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The Most Beautiful Seaside Towns in America

Reader's Digest Logo By Gwen Pratesi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Located on California's Central Coast, Carmel Beach is one of the most picturesque locales in the United States. Walk along the Scenic Bluff Path for views of the rugged coastline and soft white sands of Carmel Beach below. It's also a hot spot for surfers, and the views are even more spectacular from the water extending from Pebble Beach to the north and Point Lobos in the south. In town, wander the streets lined with English cottages and Mission-style architecture. Shop at upscale international or locally-owned boutiques or visit one of the town's notable art galleries.

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Carmel By-the-Sea, California

Located on California's Central Coast, Carmel Beach is one of the most picturesque locales in the United States. Walk along the Scenic Bluff Path for views of the rugged coastline and soft white sands of Carmel Beach below. It's also a hot spot for surfers, and the views are even more spectacular from the water extending from Pebble Beach to the north and Point Lobos in the south. In town, wander the streets lined with English cottages and Mission-style architecture. Shop at upscale international or locally-owned boutiques or visit one of the town's notable art galleries. Book now
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