Carmel Beach, First Murphy House Museum, Harrison Memorial Library, Il Fornaio Bar and Restaurant, Pine Inn, Panetteria Bakery, Windy Oaks Wine Room
Afternoons are best if interested in stopping in at the Harrison Memorial Library (open every day 12pm to 4pm), Windy Oaks Wine Room (open every day 12pm to 6pm), or First Murphy House Museum (Tuesday – Thursday 12pm to 3pm). Otherwise it is best to visit this walking tour during day time hours only.
There are two sets of stairs on this tour. One near Mary Austin’s Rose Cottage and a set of 64 stairs to get down to Carmel Beach. The hike back up 4th Avenue from the beach is a bit steep. The hike on Monte Verde between 4th and 5th is also a bit steep. Please keep this in mind when deciding on whether or not to take this tour.
If stairs are an issue though, note that you can easily forgo taking the set of 64 stairs down to the Carmel Beach and still have some nice views of the beach.
Also note that when taking pictures with your phone you should use the still photo setting not video. Using video will cause the VoiceMap app to close and you will have to restart the tour.
Carmel is a unique village in an urban forest. Because of the heavy tree coverage near the Mary Austin House (Rose Cottage), GPS is not always reliable.
The homes that you will be viewing are privately owned so please respect resident’s privacy and stay behind fences and close to street. Carmel’s streets are narrow and there are not many sidewalks. 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 and unique off-the-beaten-path walking tour of Carmel-by-the-Sea.