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The Crossroads

Nestled along scenic Highway 1 and Rio Road, The Crossroads of Carmel isn’t just a shopping center, it’s a Carmel landmark!

sign at the Crossroads in Carmel
Sign at Carmel Crossroads - Photo by Yvonne Carpenter-Ross

For over four decades, it’s been a one-stop shop for both locals and visitors seeking a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Imagine vibrant landscaping, and a delightful mix of shops, from everyday essentials like groceries and pharmacies to upscale boutiques, exceptional restaurants, and wine tasting. Whether you’re looking for a new outfit, a delicious meal, or a special gift, The Crossroads of Carmel has something to charm everyone.

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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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