17-Mile Drive, Monterey

Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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. Make 17-Mile Drive part of your personalized Monterey itinerary using our Monterey trip itinerary tool.
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  • We returned to one of our favorite areas - 17 mile drive. We were there Labor Day Week-end. The drive was closed to tourist traffic due to the virus. However, we had reservations at Roy's at...  more »
  • There is a lot of beautiful scenery on Hwy 1. Don’t waste your money on 17 mile drive. Yes, it’s beautiful, but there is abundant free beauty on the Monterey Penninsula.  more »
  • Incredible Views of the California Coastline and wildlife. We saw cormorants and seals, a few otters and lots of other waterfowl. The views of the California coastline are unbeatable here.  more »

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