Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

4.9
#State Park, #Beach, #Must See
Appreciate the pristine natural landscape and thriving habitat of the California coast at Point Lobos State Reserve. 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 State Reserve and other attractions in Carmel using our Carmel trip planner .
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  • Do not miss this in your trip to Carmel. Great trails along protected coastal area. Great views and even saw some whales spouting!  more »
  • This was a hike I really enjoyed. It was easy with rarely any elevation and great views of the water. We saw a lot of seals which was a pleasant surprise!  more »
  • This is a gorgeous natural setting to experience if you're ever in the area or even driving past. Well worth the stop to walk through experiencing the coast, the forest and the amazing animals that wa...  more »
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