Stanislaus County Day Trippin - Part 1

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Stanislaus County Day Trippin' - Monterey/Carmel

One of the great things about living here in Stanislaus county in the Central Valley Carmel River and Lagoonof California is the location.  We are right in the middle of the northern part of the state.  To the east are the Sierra Nevada Mountains and to the west is the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean. 

It seems like the ocean is always calling us to make that quick trip "over the hill."  Yesterday was one of those days.  After taking care of some business in the morning we headed west in the afternoon.   Our destination on this trip was the Monterey/Carmel area. It's right at a two hour drive away from us.  We do this quite often in the summer time when it can be Carmel River triple digits here and 40 degrees cooler there.

Our destination this time in Carmel was the Carmel River State beach. Carmel River State Beach is a mile long white sand beach. It also features a lagoon (just before the Carmel River empties into the Pacific) and a bird sanctuary.  It's also very near the famous Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant which is owned by the former mayor of Carmel Mr. Carmel River State BeachClint Eastwood.  (That's another post)

This still being January it was a bit blustery and cool but very invigorating.  There would be no sun bathing today.  The water here in this part of the state is always pretty cold so we kept our toes out of it this time.  The walk along the beach and the fresh ocean air was very nice.

After spending some time on the beach we headed back to Monterey (it's right next door to Carmel) for dinner. That is one of the great things about the Monterey/Carmel area, the food! There are countless restaurants in the area.  You will find some of the freshest seafood in the world.  There are also countless other types of cuisine to enjoy here.   Our dinner this night would be at the Monterey Fish House.  But that will be another post (coming soon!)

Carmel River State Beach - Waves

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Jim Patton - Realtor, SFR

Aspire Home Real Estate

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Comments (6)

John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

 I love Carmel and Monterey. I have been there many times. In fact, we spent our honeymoon in Monterey. One of my favorite hotels and restaurants is the Bernardus Lodge and Spa in Carmel Valley. Spoil yourself and stay a night or two there sometime.

Jan 14, 2022 06:52 PM
Jim Patton

I'll have to check it out John Juarez 

Jan 15, 2022 07:56 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a wonderful way to end the day!


Jan 15, 2022 05:09 AM
Jim Patton

It was a very nice day Kat Palmiotti 

Jan 15, 2022 07:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jim - our state is so large and so diverse.  And in so many ways.  Sounds like a great adventure and not that far from home.  

Jan 15, 2022 06:46 AM
Jim Patton

It was a great adventure Michael Jacobs

Jan 15, 2022 07:58 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a very pretty area with a lot of rich history.  For me a short drive north takes one to Pebble beach, where I tried to stay away from the sand

Jan 15, 2022 07:42 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I really love that area of California - next to Santa Barbara area, it's my favorite. So beautiful and, as you mention, great places to eat. 

Jan 15, 2022 08:24 AM
Jim Patton

HI Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thanks for stopping by.  Santa Barbara is very nice too.

Jan 19, 2022 12:13 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The ocean is always calling us.  I can see it from my bedroom balcony...and it is hard to stay away.  I love Carmel and Monterey also.  A

Jan 15, 2022 10:44 AM
Jim Patton

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel that sounds like a great way to wake up. 

Jan 19, 2022 12:13 PM