Lying 12 miles away from the coast is Carmel Valley, lovingly known as the sun belt of the Monterey Peninsula for averaging 283 sunny days each year. Its rolling ranch land, bordered by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, offer the perfect climate for its lush vineyards and encourage hiking, biking and picnicking by those who visit. A range of resort-style hotels specialise in golfing and exceptional spa treatments.
Just for your information…. Clint Eastwood was the former Mayor of Carmel!