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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  • If you have some extra time and you wish to drive a long a beautiful coast line.. the 17 mile will make you happy. I think many people say it is a must, but if you are in a hurry.. skip it. The idea i...  more »
  • You can't just bypass 17 mile dr, for a moment in my trip, I thought I should skip it to save time. That would have been my worst mistake. The number of colors you see in both sides, ocean and houses....  more »
  • I went on this ride by myself and I had a lovely time. The views are amazing. Can’t take a bad picture. Give yourself at least 2 - 3 hours so you can walk, sit, and take some pictures. My only complai...  more »

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