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Ocean Avenue and Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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All reviewsart gallerieswindow shoppingcarmel by the seaspecialty shopslots of shopsgreat shoppinglovely streetshopping heavenclothing storesfun shopshigh end shopsdog walkingcharming townwalk upreal estatelots of funboth sides
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ocean Ave in Carmel-By-The-Sea is full of fun shops and restaurants! And the walk down leads directly to the beach. Terrific boutiques too.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expecting more interesting architecture.lots of shopping but that's all. Worth a short visit. Look for the valentines sculpture.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always pick hotels that are of walking distance from Ocean ave. Tons of great restaurants and shops. Water dog bowls in front of the shops!

Thank lisapizzaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Darling shops and galleries make this a fun stroll. Also, sprinklings of good restaurants, coffee shops and, especially, dog friendly places.

Thank Judybookdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The street that defines Carmel is well worth exploring at a very slow pace. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants and it's great to see a complete lack of chains. Don't be cynical about the prices, just enjoy window shopping!

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Ocean avenue is the main road in Carmel that runs down to the beach. The buildings are charming and have a European feel to them. There are tons of shops, galleries and restaurants along the street and off to the side in little court yards...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Wonderful blend of shops, restaurants, views. Everyone very friendly and the walk up and down the street was great. Beach at the foot of the street was a pleasure to discover!!!

Thank KinesioGal
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Quaint, one off shops, most far too expensive for us, but lovely to browse. Very disappointed by the plaza though, lots of empty shops.

Thank Billy_WizzKent
Reviewed 14 July 2018

this is an average beach-town street, flanked by shops on both sides. you will drive on it if you plan on seeing/shopping-in Carmel.

Thank kzha
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Before and after walking on the beach, we enjoyed a stroll on Ocean Avenue, down one side and up the other. Perfect weather, nice people, and cute doggies!

Thank Angela B
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