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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.9
#State Park, #Beach, #Must See
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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  • Point Lobos is one of my favorite places in the world. It is a beautiful place to hike and to see sea life. The views are breathtaking. It is so heartening to see our majestic wilderness being respect...  more »
  • We went to point lobos as we heard some nice recomendations. It is a very beutiful place with several stops. Allthough thede stops only have limited parking space so it might be hard to park anywhere  more »
  • Very crowed. No local fauna to be seen. Lots of people, lots of flowers, hordes of people looking for parking spaces. Parking on the road was over a mile walk to anywhere.  more »
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