Ocean Avenue is the main drag leading from Highway 1, through downtown Carmel, and ending at the Pacific Ocean. We lived in Carmel for a time, in a house tucked in the copse of trees near the top left of the photo below. I have walked from our house there, down Ocean Avenue to the stores. It's lovely, but a bit steep going home. This photo is from 1905. Note the horse and buggy.
Besides serving as a ferry station, the Ferry Building now houses an active marketplace, restaurants, and office spaces. It survived the Great Earthquake of 1906.