17-Mile Drive, Monterey

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A scenic road winding its way over the Monterey Peninsula, 17-Mile Drive runs along the Pacific coastline and passes several well-known golf courses and private mansions. Serving as the main road of a gated community, this drive features several scenic overlooks where you can take in unobstructed views of the region's mountains and beaches. Once inside the community's gates, follow the posted signs and red lines painted on the pavement to stay on the route. For street views and a list of nearby attractions, check out the interactive map provided on the official website. For 17-Mile Drive and beyond, use our Monterey family vacation planner to get the most from your Monterey vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Drove 17 mile drive whilst spending time in Monterey. Great scenery and a must do experience. You certainly need to make sure you have time to do this any justice as there are lots of stop offs along ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Nothing so special... compared to our French coast; they are more free and maintained places (dead trees and little clear water). We widely preferred Carmel...
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  • August 14, 2017
    Took this Drive, not knowing what to expect and it was fabulous. All the view points are numbered and most had plenty of parking. Almost all the view points had posted notices that state do not go pas...  more »

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