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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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  • we spent quite a few hours here on a sunny November day. The views were spectacular and the walking trails were gentle and simply lovely. Even though it was a warm and mild day the waves were huge! Sa...  more »
  • This reserve is worth the stop on your trip by Highway 1, wonderful landscapes. You pay a fee of 5 or 10 dollars (if I am not mistaken) to enter and then you can enjoy the scenery. I ended up not doing any trail, did the ride inside just drive and was stopping in points with wonderful landscapes.
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  • This is heaven right on the Monterey Peninsula.... We have traveled many places all over the world, and to have this so close is simply amazing. We hiked and looked and hiked and oogled and hiked and ...  more »