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Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel

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Scenic Drive
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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  • The 17 Mile Drive takes you past some of the best places on the California coast. There's plenty of room to stop and just enjoy the amazing crashing waves and blue water. Don't miss the Lone Cypress. ...  more »
  • Great drive on a decent day. So may. Golf courses , great scenery and so fun to stop in at the lodge . Go to The Bench restaurant for a view of the 18th hole with fire pits in case it is cool. Stunnin...  more »
  • Some really spectacular sights and views of nature at it's rugged finest. Some of the houses that line the Drive are quite unreal also! Pay the 10 bucks and drive slooowly to take it all in. Roads are...  more »