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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.9
#1 of 11 in Beaches in Monterey County
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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  • Advice to arrive early in the day. You can make a few stops by car and pick up small hikes from there. On gate at entrance is open from 10:00, but is (as mentioned online) 09:00. Definitely walk the Bird Island Trail with halfway through China Cove. In Whaler's Cove You can also dive beautifully.
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  • My fiance and I stopped off here on the way to the Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur. It was breathtaking! I highly recommend hiking around this beautiful nature preserve with birds and sea life to obser...  more »

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