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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.9
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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  • This is a gorgeous California coastal hike. What a view from the trails as you walk through both coastal woods and seascapes. Seals are down on the beached and rocks below. An easy hike for people of....  more »
  • Park outside on the road to save your money. Walk in past the gate and make immediate turn onto South Hiking Trail! you go through exhotic forrests, then suddenly come out at places with white/white.....  more »
  • 4* Point Lobos Scenic state park reserve $10 entrance fee ($9 for seniors) Parking areas (8) on the beaches about a mile from entrance off Highway 1 Get there early; go during week; no reservations...  more »

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