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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  • October 4, 2017
    Set aside an afternoon or morning to take a leisurely drive to enjoy seeing a bbq d stopping at a number of sports to view the ocean, birds, cypresses, rock formations and other wildlife. Seeing the g...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    It costs just over $10 to drive along this private road and worth every cent. Follow the red line and you can't go wrong  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This was an absolutely stunning drive. The coastline is one of the best I have seen. Dont miss this scenic drive  more »

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