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Carmel by-the-Sea

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Experience Carmel CA Like a Local

Hi.  We’re Heather and Bill Brebaugh, creators of this site and happy residents of Carmel, California. Over the years, we visited Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula many times as tourists.  We loved Carmel, but we never thought we would live there.  Then, in 2008, we bought our home right in the village of Carmel by-the-Sea.  We live a block and a half from the exact center of town.

For the past 10 years we have experienced Carmel by-the-Sea from a local’s perspective.  We constantly meet wonderful people who help us learn about Carmel and the entire Monterey Peninsula.  We walk everywhere.  We eat at restaurants.  Annually we go on the ‘Inns Tour’ and learn about places to stay.  We go to cultural events.  We joined the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Yacht Club.  We taste wine and have joined more wine clubs than we probably should have.  We shop the shops.  We joined the library.  We take boat trips on the bay.  We read the Pine Cone and the Monterey Weekly (We have even been written up in the ‘Police Log’).  We participate in the Blessing of the Animals.  We explore secret beaches and local hang outs.  We go to college football games and basketball games.  We play golf.  We have met the owners of the shops, the restaurants, the inns, and services in the area.  We explore Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Moss Landing, Salinas, Big Sur, Seaside, and Marina.

We continually find things to do for every budget and every taste.

We love it all.  And we’d like to share it with you…all from a local perspective.


If you have ever thought about visiting Carmel by-the-Sea and the surrounding Monterey Peninsula and you’d like to experience the magic of the area from a local perspective, this site is for you.  If you are a local and you want to save money or find unique things to do, this site is for you, too.

Every month, people from all over the world visit our site for inspiration and advice on enjoying Carmel and the surrounding communities.  Our site will give you exclusive local tips, ways to save money, and unique local perspectives you can use to get the most out of your time in Carmel.

Have you visited the Carmel area?  We love hearing from our visitors.  Send us a postcard to our special post box.  We read all of our mail!  We may share your trip with our site visitors!

The Brebaughs

P.O. Box 2061

Carmel, CA  93921-2061

Do you have questions, or wish we would include something more on our site?  We love suggestions. Contact Us and include your awesome message.  With 4 million visitors to the Monterey Peninsula each year, there are lots of opportunities for questions and ideas.  We read them all! We’ll do our best to get back to you within 3 business days.

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