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Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

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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. Put Point Lobos State Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Carmel trip generator.
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  • Prepare to be be mesmerized by this magical meeting place of land and sea, of granite outcroppings attended by the wildly attenuated branches of primeval cypress trees. This crown jewel of the Big Sur...  more »
  • Visited here with friends from the area for a hike and lunch. Paths are well marked and safe but probably not handicapped accessible. Rest rooms were clean and easy to find. The views are great with p...  more »
  • Great hikes and views of the Pacific, otters and birds. highly recommend. There are several different hikes that can be had- some relatively short and others much longer  more »