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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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  • Cypress trees, ancient and an example of nature's wonder. Crashing surf and sheer rock inspires power. Many types of birds, soaring above searching for dinner and seals in the sea looking for their di...  more »
  • Breath taking views and varied terrian make this one of the best hiking spots I have ever been to. Wish I lived close by so I could go often 
  • This place was just beautiful. We visited the reserve on the day after Thanksgiving, and we were the type of tourists that were going to drive around and stop (no hiking for us). There are multiple st...  more »