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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.8
#1 of 7 in Nature in Monterey County
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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Appreciate the pristine natural landscape and thriving habitat of the California coast at Point Lobos. The nature reserve is home to hundreds of native animal and plant species on and off shore, and is an ideal location for hiking, diving, and bird watching. Enjoy panoramic views from the shore of the Pacific coast as you spot sea lions, harbor seals, and orcas, or hike through the lush vegetation on one of the reserve’s many foot trails for sightings of forest animals and local birds. On your way out, stop by the Whaler’s Cabin Museum to learn more about the history of whaling on the Monterey Peninsula. Arrange to visit Point Lobos and other attractions in Carmel using our Carmel trip planner.
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  • We visited after a wild and wooly rainstorm, and the waves were unbelievably beautiful. The trails are terrific and I recommend starting early (it gets quite crowded on weekends) and covering the... 
    We visited after a wild and wooly rainstorm, and the waves were unbelievably beautiful. The trails are terrific and I recommend starting early (it gets quite crowded on weekends) and covering the...  more »
  • Spectacular spot. Brilliant views. Well marked trails all with relatively easy walking. Wheelchair access seemingly not possible. Big tip….get there early…..or late. Parking lots fill up relatively... 
    Spectacular spot. Brilliant views. Well marked trails all with relatively easy walking. Wheelchair access seemingly not possible. Big tip….get there early…..or late. Parking lots fill up relatively...  more »
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  • Really nice. Park rangers are friendly and assist with information. Sea Lion View Point had even a ranger with a looking glass so we could see them on a rock far away. Restrooms are clean, the trails are well done, and views are absolutely stunning, even on a foggy day we’ve chosen. Worth going for a hike and the views. Yes, the pictures are real, views look like straight from a painting. Round photo was phone against the telescope eye… forgot my good camera.
  • It was one of the best places I have been to near by in Bay area. The scenarios is very beautiful ever part of hike there are some beautiful views of beach and water you can see. One of the best part was we could see the Harbor seals relaxing on their own private beach. It looked like it was made specifically for them. No one has the access to go there to that particular beach. There were so many good places such as China Cove, Hidden beach and Gibson beach. Over all it’s a very beautiful place worth the visit. Just 10 dollars entry fee.

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