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Carmel-by-the-Sea began as an artists' community in the early 20th century, attracting not only artists but also musicians, writers, and academics.
It's now a charming town full of shops and restaurants, and a popular Northern California weekend getaway.
Ocean Avenue is the main street downtown. You can explore the intersecting streets or follow it down to the beach.
Just a few blocks away from the crowded downtown area, there are some beautiful homes. I enjoy sightseeing there as well.
The sign says it all. There is a very strong undertow here. Anyone venturing into the water should be aware of this.... more travel advice
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