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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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  • On a breezy day in April, the waves crash majestically on the rocks and are a real sight. In the coves on the North side of the loop trek, there is an inlet where sea otters were feeding - take binocu...  more »
  • One word of advice, get out to the reserve early in the morning before the hoards of people show up, you will thank me. Amazing views, and trails all along the seaside. Cliffs, cypress trees and loads...  more »
  • Point Lobos is a majestic place to visit. Saved from the development, it is a haven that many people seek to drown out the daily grind of the often frustrating greater San Francisco Bay Area commute. ...  more »