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Shopping in Carmel, California

Immerse yourself in Carmel-by-the-Sea’s enchanting shopping experience, centered along the picturesque Ocean Avenue. Browse through a delightful mix of independent shops and national brands, each offering a unique perspective.

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Discover one-of-a-kind art pieces in hidden galleries, or treat yourself to the latest coastal styles at trendy boutiques. Take a break in charming courtyards adorned with colorful fountains, indulge in a pastry from a French bakery or sip a latte at a sidewalk cafe. Ocean Avenue caters to every taste, transforming your shopping trip into a delightful Carmel adventure.

Venture beyond the main strip and explore the hidden gems tucked away on side streets. Delve into specialty shops brimming with handcrafted treasures, locally-sourced gourmet treats, and unique souvenirs. Don’t miss Carmel Plaza, a haven for luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. and Bottega Veneta.

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We launched this website in 2004 after getting married on a beautiful bluff just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the patio of a small restaurant called Rocky Point. Since that time, we have returned to the West Coast as often as time and funds would allow, always seeking new restaurants, wineries, beaches, unforgettable memories…“


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