Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel

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Nearly 8 million vehicles have visited Seventeen Mile Drive since 1990, to see what is known as one of the most scenic drives in the world. On this 17 mi (27 km) road, you will see a beach of pure white sand, a 2,150 hectare (5,300 acre) Del Monte Forest, three famous links golf courses, and much more. You'll have an opportunity to photograph one of the most photographed trees in North America--the Lone Cypress--which has withstood rains, winds, and fires for 250 years. Stop at the Spanish Bay, facing the Pacific Ocean, and have your own scenic picnic. Bear in mind, there is a fee to pay for the drive. Seventeen Mile Drive is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Carmel Edition.
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  • This is one of most beautiful drives along the coast, when you enter, you are given a handy guide that explains the "turn out points" and there are nice description signs for more information about th...  more »
  • Beautiful views, amazing homes, classic Coastal California. Only downside is that it costs $10.50 to drive thru.  more »
  • It is worth knowing the coast Golf courses the mansions. To enter you have to pay $10.25. You can stop to eat or stop for coffee at one of club house them.
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