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Point Lobos State Reserve

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Address: Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 624 4909
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Activities: Scuba diving, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching, Hiking, Walking
Description: Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area...
Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.
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We tagged this on to our drive north through Big Sur based on the great reviews here and was really pleased we did. It was so stunningly beautiful and atmospheric. We did a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We tagged this on to our drive north through Big Sur based on the great reviews here and was really pleased we did. It was so stunningly beautiful and atmospheric. We did a short hike from Whalers Cove up amongst the Cypress trees, following the coast. It was so peaceful, partly due to the light mist I think which just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I am not much of a hiker, but I am so glad we went to the Point Lobos State Reserve and took the Whalers Knoll Trail to Whalers Cove. It was spectacular! The hike wasn't too difficult at all. We stopped a couple times to enjoy the amazing views so that made it easier. The path was clearly marked and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is so beautiful and amazing. We were pleasantly surprised how incredible it was. So many layers of beauty. The wildflowers were in full bloom and so many varieties . The water in some areas so many shades of blue. We saw deer and were told you can spot whales at certain times of the year. There's a whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to enjoy nature, great views and get some exercise go to this area. Entry fee is $10 per car, and inside are several parking areas, from where you can hike to various places along the coastline. You can enjoy the fantastic views, see seals, birds and just be out and enjoy nature. If you hike to all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Point Lobos is always on the list of must stop places when in the Monterey Peninsula. the coves and coastal views throughout the park are second to none. we were here during harbor seal pup season and were able to see pups playing all over the beaches and in the waves. i need to get back up here to explore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favourite places in the whole, wide, world! Take a hike around beautiful coastal walk. Keep your eyes open and you may spot Dolphins in the bay, seals and sea otters. An absolute must, and don't be a skinflint, pay to enter and help with conservation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the best $10 you'll ever spend. ($10 per car)This is an incredible park, with breathtaking views with every turn you make. Bring your walking shoes (but the paths are flat). You will want time to explore!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We parked outside the park and walked in. Hiked all over the place. Did the north shore and then looped around to the south part of the park. Hiked about 5 miles and saw most of the park. Nothing too strenuous and gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome scenery, not to be missed. You will have photos that will last a lifetime and memories that will last longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ocean views, wonderful scenery and easy access. Take a walk through the cypress trees and see nature at its best. Watch out for the poison oak though.

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Address: Address: Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831 624 4909
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel

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