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Just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea along Highway 1, Carmel Highlands offers majestic views from its ocean cliffs.

The Highlands is home to the Highland's Inn, a historic inn that offers a superb views to accompany drinks, dinner or an overnight stay. The area is known as Kim Novak's previous home and Maggie and Clint Eastwood's original domicile during his early years as Mayor of Carmel. The rolling hill estates are hidden from view but can really boast an amazing view of the ocean from their perches in the trees of the Highlands.  

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