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Point Lobos is a must if you are in the Monterey Peninsula Area. There are trails with breathtaking views. Great for short day hikes. There are a lot of stairs to get to some of the trails so be advised.
My husband & I visited on a beautiful clear sunny day in October. We were able to see many birds, sea otters, sea lions & even several whales. There is much to explore at Point Lobos but remember to pack lots of water & snacks.
This is such a beautiful & picturesque place that we make it a point to come here when we’re in the Carmel area. Classic California coastline views with all of the special things to do, see & experience. Enjoy!
This is a state park that requires a $10 entrance fee. Easy access and short walks to beautiful lookout points. We had a nice clear day and were able to observe whales just offshore. There were volunteer naturalists there to answer questions and had fixed...More
We have visited Point Lobos many times and it is always amazing! There are so many beautiful trails of varying difficulty and even if you go on the same trail it is always a unique experience. Whalers Cabin has fascinating historical artifacts and the docents...More
Response from wanttogotoall50 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not part of the 17 mile drive. It is right on California 1 a few miles south of Carmel. If you want to get a parking place inside the preserve, you must get to it shortly after it opens. (Google Point Lobos to... More
No, it is not part of the 17 mile drive. It is right on California 1 a few miles south of Carmel. If you want to get a parking place inside the preserve, you must get to it shortly after it opens. (Google Point Lobos to find the California State Parks website for it and get the opening time from it.) Parking along both sides of highway 1 is allowed, but that can involve some walking to the gate. Yes, allow a half day.
Response from 849shannaf | Reviewed this property |
Not part of 17 Mile Drive. We love to ride bikes from Monterey down 17 mile drive. You see more that way than by car. Point Lobos is a fantastic place to hike. Take a picnic and enjoy the scenery and wildlife.