For many locals, this is the true treasure and focal point of our village. Although Carmel is not noted for balmy beach weather, it is deservedly famed for having what some consider the most beautiful beach in California. The sand is exceedingly soft and bright white. If the skies are clear the water is a spectacular bright sapphire blue. Cold water and coastal fog keep the huge crowds suffered on many California beaches away from Carmel, making it a wonderful place for those looking forward to a meditative walk and immersion in the natural beauty of this unique piece of the California coastline.
Beach walkers enjoy a breathtaking view of Point Lobos to the south and the awe inspiring view of the the Pebble Beach golf course to the north (considered by some to be the ‘Sistine Chapel of golf’). The beach is just over a mile long and your feet can be in the soft sand after just a 3 minute stroll from the Sea View porch.
We believe that dining needn’t be expensive to be fine. Dalston and its surrounding districts boast some of the best Caribbean, Polish, Vietnamese, and Turkish food in London, and all at affordable prices. Those looking for a more posh vibe will be happy to know that our neighborhood also offers restaurants headed by some of the most world-renowned chefs, like Hunter Fisher of Thornberry.
The Hackney borough, of which Dalston belongs, has it all—from bespoke boutiques that feature independent designers to thrift stores and craft fairs full of one-of-a-kind finds. This is where rising fashion stars like Mara Bond got their start, taking inspiration from the dynamic culture of East London. No matter what store you go to, you’ll find products that you couldn’t get anywhere else.
World class bars
Dalston nightlife is top-notch. You can watch the latest game while you enjoy UK staples like Nameless Beer, Demo Ale, and Filler Stout. Or try some small-batch beers crafted by local breweries. If cocktails are your preferred poison, trendy mixology establishments, complete with plush couches and date night lighting, are peppered throughout East London.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate jazz club, large music hall experience, disco with a killer DJ, or eclectic music festival, Dalston has it. Some of the most fun and innovative bands, artists, and musicians flock to our district for its creative energy and diverse music scene. Take the opportunity to experience it all up close and personal. We promise you won’t regret it.