Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Monterey Peninsula  /  Monterey  /  Scenic Drive  /  17-Mile Drive

17-Mile Drive, Monterey

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We went on a drive when we visited Monterey two days ago. Very beautiful drive on the coastline with multi million dollar homes on the other side of the coast. We had an opportunity to see the sunset ...  read more »
  • Take you time enjoying this drive, pulling off at as many of the viewing areas as you can fit into your day. The variety is extraordinary. Most people just drive the ocean view road, so it's more like...  read more »
  • The drive along the coast is gorgeous, from the rock cliffs to the seal island stop on the way (best part in my opinion). There is a nominal fee unless you are given access via a resort, etc. but enti...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 3​h