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. Arrange to visit Point Lobos State Reserve and other attractions in Carmel using our Carmel trip planner .
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  • We were driving down Route one and made Point Lobos our first stop. It cost $10 to get in but if you visit any of the other state parks along route one the pass is good for all day. Once you park your...  more »
  • Certainly a 'do not miss this place' experience. Magnificent views from all of the trails. From the scenery to the Pelicans on the cliffs, you will remember this tiny gem. Highly recomended !!  more »
  • This is an amazing place to hike, lunch, relax and enjoy being outside. I make time to visit each time I come to Carmel.  more »

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