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Address: Ocean Avenue and State Route 1, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 888-434-3891

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Very pretty and very expensive....

Lovely beach and delicious restaurants and shops. Parking is terrible and prepare to either spend a lot of money or vow to leave your credit card at home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I thought since our last visit six years ago the style and quality had gone down. We only stayed for two hours and browsed the shops but thought the quality of the stores had fallen away. A little tacky in some areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach and delicious restaurants and shops. Parking is terrible and prepare to either spend a lot of money or vow to leave your credit card at home.

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Clovis, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Village is farther out in Carmel Valley but it has a real small village vibe like Montecito. This area looks like it is growing into a mini-attraction of its own.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous peaceful and calm village. The entire town with all her beautiful homes is just splendid. Driving around the town and viewing the homes and surrounds is so lovely. The roads are narrow but it feels so cozy. Very English feel. Very arty with so many art galleries and wonderful eating places.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's not that you will definitely find that "special" shop or restaurant here - that's subjective anyway. That's not to say, though, that there are not some hidden gems here. What you will find, however, is an atmosphere and attitude that make just being here special. Take your time, don't rush and you'll see what I mean.

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Assonet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours walking up and down the streets and going into the shops. We stopped and had a bite to eat then went on to get ourselves a "great" cup of coffee and pastry at the Carmel Bakery & Coffee Shop.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very well maintained and picturesque village with a huge amount of eateries and shops to explore. Right on the sea shore as well. Parking is plentiful but still got very busy really on midweek so get there early.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Lovely little town with variety of shops from high end to touristy places. Lots of places to eat and drink. Enjoyed our short stay here.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed at camel village only for one night we have never stayed in anything so small however it was very good and we got a good nights sleep and had breakfast also it was good

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Manassas, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was hard to rate Carmel. It is a cute area and it was fun to just wander the streets. There are a number of shops that I enjoyed meandering through and others that I would have liked to check out, but since there are parking time limits everywhere, I had to move my car and didn't feel like finding... More 

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