Walking Tour Down Ocean Avenue to Carmel Beach

Walking Tour Down Ocean Avenue to Carmel Beach, Carmel, California (B)

Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea! Tour buses roll down Ocean Avenue and (1) park at the corner of Junipero and Ocean, behind the (2) Carmel Plaza.

Bus drivers give their fare one hour (sometimes more, sometimes less) to tour town on their own. The purpose of these walking tours is to offer some direction for a short time well spent in our quaint town.

From Carmel Plaza it is 10 blocks to the beach. The last five blocks (from Monte Verde) down and back are moderately steep. There are benches along the way for resting, but remember it takes about 40 minutes to walk down and back at a medium pace without stopping.

Begin by crossing Ocean Avenue and heading down the north side of Ocean toward the beach. For more information on the shops between Mission Street and Monte Verde see the Window Shopping Ocean Avenue Tour.

To your right is (3) Devendorf Park named after the Father of Carmel, Frank Devendof. There is a public restroom at the northeast corner of the park, and at the southwest corner the largest specimen of the Coastal Live Oak in the village. Cross Mission and stop by (4) Cafe Carmel for coffee or snack to carry with you on your walk. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Walking Tour Down Ocean Avenue to Carmel Beach
Guide Location: USA » Carmel
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on Author's Website: http://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2013/11/carmel-by-sea-walk-ocean-avenue-to.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tour bus stop
  • Carmel Plaza
  • Devendorf Park
  • Cafe Carmel
  • Pine Inn
  • Lobos Lodge
  • Charles and Eleanor Halstead Yates
  • Alfred P. Fraser House
  • Blue Gum Eucalyptus
  • Sea Garden Club
  • Public restroom
  • Carmel Beach Overlook
  • Carmel Beach
  • rusty steel sculpture
  • the house behind the wrought iron gate
  • Ocean's End
  • Old wooden door
  • Lamp Lighter Inn
  • Normandy Inn