Mission Ranch, Carmel Mission Basilica, Countess Kinnoull House, Mission Trail Nature Preserve.
There is also an option in Mission Trail Nature Preserve to hike up to view Flanders Mansion. Taking this option will add ½ to ¾ of a mile to this 2 mile walking tour. It will also add at least 30 minutes to your walking tour. Take this into consideration when you are given the option when you are in the Preserve.
All times subject to change.
Mission Ranch Dinning Patio: Open 4:00 pm (phone number 831-625-9040)
Mission Trail Nature Preserve: Open sunrise to sunset
Carmel Mission Basilica Gift Store, Church and Museums: Open 9:30 am to 4:45 pm. (Hours subject to change 831-624-1271 )
COVID-19: During this time as we all deal with COVID-19, Carmel asks that all visitors and residents wear a mask and practice social distancing of 6 feet from all non-family members. Thank you for your help in stopping the spread of this virus.
The homes that you will be viewing are privately owned so please respect resident’s privacy and don’t go behind private gates or fences. The hotels are open to the public so feel free to stop in their lobby and pick up a brochure for a future trip. There are no sidewalks on this tour, so walk as close to the house side of the street as possible. Use caution when crossing the street, and watch for uneven ground and low hanging tree limbs when walking. When you come to intersections, make sure that any cars coming your way see you and have stopped. Just be mindful of your surroundings as you enjoy this beautiful Carmel by the Sea Mission Area Walking Tour.
There is a restroom at the Mission Ranch Dining Room for patrons.
There are two public restrooms near the starting point at Mission Ranch. The closest is located in the parking lot of the Carmel River State Beach at the intersection of Carmelo Street and Scenic Road. The second option is at the southern end of Carmel Beach located at the intersection of Scenic Road and Santa Lucia. The restroom is on the beach side of the Scenic Road.
Depending on the time of year you are taking this tour you will have different kinds of weather and different kinds of views and experiences. During our summer months May through August the weather can be quite foggy. This may mean that you may not see as far along the coast as you would on clear days. During the early spring, March to April and fall, September to October the weather here is often crystal clear. At this time you will most certainly have a stellar view just about everywhere on the coast. Both foggy days and clear days are quite fantastic, just each in their own way.
If you use your phone to take pictures along your walk, note that using the video setting will shut down the VoiceMap app and you will need to restart the tour.
When using VoiceMap with ear buds, it is not necessary that you have your phone out of your bag. But we have found that having your phone in front of you during these tours helps visitors stay on track. In map mode, there will be a blue dot on the map showing your location at all times. If you venture off the course you may use the blue dot to assist you getting back on the tour path. The blue dot will show your position in relation to the tour as well as upcoming stops that will trigger related audio content.
You can skip parts of the tour by clicking on the point you want to jump to or ending the tour by clicking on the arrow in the top right corner and restarting at a later time using the Resume button. We suggest you select the Settings option on the lower right and make sure the Distance is set to yards/miles, the Tour Player Autolock to Off and Audio Lost Alert to Off.