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Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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. Using our custom trip planner, Carmel attractions like Seventeen Mile Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • So 17 mile drive is supposed to be where you can see beautiful views of the coast and magnificent houses. It is a pay to enter park area and it was $17 when we went thru, on a very busy holiday weeken...  more »
  • It was surprised we need to pay $10.25 for the entrance. The 17 mile drive is so awesome with scenic view and place to relax. The only issue is hard to find a rest room around the area. We nearly hit ...  more »
  • $10 entry fee per car. Enjoyed a picnic lunch at stop 11, where obese squirrels surrounded us until we gave in and offered them nuts. All of the points of interest were easy to access, except for the ...  more »