Arnold Genthe House, Carmel Beach Overlook, Colonial Terrace Inn, La Playa Hotel and Bar, Las Ondas (Former Eastwood House), Mrs. Della Clinton Walker House (Frank Lloyd Wright), North Dunes Habitat Restoration, Scenic Road Pathway.
Any day late morning or early afternoon if interested in stopping at the La Playa Bar which opens at 2 pm daily.
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 reload tour. Also important to note, 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. About ¼ of this tour is on the Scenic Road Pathway which is a designated footpath. There are a few stretches of sidewalk on Ocean Avenue, but the rest of this tour will be on the streets of Carmel. So walk as close to the house side of the street as possible.
Pay very close attention when you cross 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 Scenic Road Walking tour.
There are two public restrooms located along this walk, one at Carmel Beach and Ocean Avenue and the second at Scenic Road and Santa Lucia. The walk is relatively flat with no difficult hills to climb. It will take about 2 hours to walk.
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.
And finally, 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.