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Address: Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-624-4909
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Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature...

Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.

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Lovely easy walks with outstanding scenery and plentiful supply of friendly attendants, some with binoculars available.

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Reston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely easy walks with outstanding scenery and plentiful supply of friendly attendants, some with binoculars available.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always go when ever I am in the area. I love this reserve I have seen all sorts of marine life. Sunset is the best time or early am.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked all over Point Lobos on Thanksgiving Day, a beautiful sunny day. We arrived right when the park opened at 8:00, since we knew it would be jammed full three hours later. The views from the north and south loops are amazing, the craggy cliffs, old trees clinging to the rocks, the waves breaking into the coves populated by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best parks we went too along Hwy 1, easy hikes and spectacular views make this somewhere you shouldn't miss. A small per car fee applies to get into the park but it will also get you into other state parks that day as well. Take the Cypress Grove trail and the views get better and better as... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great surprise. For a Brazilian, it was cool to see a different type of beach, its trees and the impact from cold and wind doing to the surroundings.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were able to hike to whole park in around 2-3 h stopping at different points for photos. Make sure to bring your own water. Also I would recommend parking outside the park on the street and walking in. Traffic can make it busy getting in and out of the park.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our whale watching guide described the park as above. He's right, it's spectacular. You can spend a few hours or an entire day here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day we visited there were 20 foot swells in the Pacific. The weather was beautiful and the water a deep blue. Looked exactly like I remember the island of Maui in Hawaii. Wonderful walking paths all over Point Lobos. We parked once and walked all over the Reserve. There is a whaling cabin with artifacts from the whaling days... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time. As noted elsewhere, it was unbelievably crowded, so we parked a few hundred yards away on the shoulder of the highway. Once past the entrance, we took the least traveled path and were able to largely have it to ourselves as we walked through the woods. We even had a several minute, up close encounter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful park with a variety of superb coast views from bluffs and beaches. Our favorite walk in the area (saying a lot) is the North Shore Trail from Whalers Cove to the Point and out into the Allen Grove of Monterey Pines. There are many views of the ocean, wave action, cliffs and wildlife. A very accessible... More 

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