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Garrapata State Park

Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-4909
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Beautiful park!

We went here a couple times. The hiking trails were lovely with great ocean views. The sunset was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cindy6074
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New Brighton, Minnesota
A lot to see

Awesome place. Apparently there are hikes on both the east and west sides of HWY 1. I only did the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
underrugswept
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Woodstock, New York
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This rocky beach is typical of the beautiful scenery along the Big Sur coastline.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garrapata beach” (20 reviews)
“calla lilies” (9 reviews)
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LOCATION
Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road, Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel, Carmel, CA 93923
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"wild flowers"
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"beach access"
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"beautiful wildflowers"
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"pounding surf"
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"favorite beach"
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"great hike"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here a couple times. The hiking trails were lovely with great ocean views. The sunset was so beautiful. There isn't a charge to use the park. You pull off and park along the road.

1  Thank Cindy6074
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place. Apparently there are hikes on both the east and west sides of HWY 1. I only did the west ocean-facing hike, yet saw so much. You could climb on on this bluff and see for miles. There were paths leading all over, some...More

1  Thank underrugswept
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I have wanted to come this beautiful spot on earth for some time. It was an easy drive from SFO. My only regret was that I could only spend a few hours here. (I had planned on spending a full day but it rained and...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Whenever we travel we always try and take the scenic beach road where possible. You won't be disappointed either. Beautiful blue sea where you can often sea seals and sea otters plaing

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were there early in the day and had area to ourselves, but when we came by in the early afternoon the parking along the road was filled. We enjoyed the peacefulness and just watching the power of the waves.

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This "Park" runs along Hwy 1 for a few miles, starting around 8 miles south of Carmel. You simply pull of the Highway and hike. We stopped in a large pull over area just past a sign that read, "narrow bridge 1000 feet." Had a...More

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

While staying in Pacific Grove we were lucky to be able to take a drive along the coast highway on two different afternoons, one a calm and quiet afternoon drive heading towards sunset, the second following a heavy storm we witnessed completely different sea conditions...More

Thank Rosie008
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This was a beautiful beach - what a view! There are places to park and walking trails, but no services here.

Thank Beth A
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Definitely a place to visit...Very beautiful scenes of the ocean and rocks...Fun for kids and not too bad of a hike

Thank travelshooter71
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We watched a bride and groom have their wedding photos taken on the top of the ridge. The turquoise water below, the wind moving her veil -- a very special afternoon. I was leery about going there-- Garrapatas is Spanish for ticks. I was careful...More

Thank Denise C
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Cindy6074
17 March 2018|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
No, and it’s easy to miss as you just pull off on the shoulder, no real parking lot.
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Susan L
28 May 2017|
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Response from lindacrick | Reviewed this property |
2 weeks ago, yes the calla lilies were still in bloom...lots in the gully areas
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janegmorgan
29 April 2017|
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Response from Uncle Jack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive in and some of it would be handicapped accessible . It is a State Park however and in my memory, only a small part would be easily handicap accessible.
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