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Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel

(4.9/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An absolutely must do. We spent several hours and would travel back to Carmel just to spend more time at Point Lobos. Breath taking and endless things to explore. $10 for parking and you have to pay a...  more »
  • You can pay $10 dollars to park inside or $0 dollars to park along the highway, your choice. The Park is kept in good repair and has beautiful secluded beaches cut into the side of cliffs. There's gre...  more »
  • Point Lobos offers beautiful trails with views of the ocean. I am so impressed that the park has also included 3 beautiful stretches that are wheel chair accessible. The Whaler's Cottage and the docen...  more »