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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: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching, Scuba diving, Walking, Birdwatching
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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Check out the Whalers Cabin

Very nice place. We hiked a bit and took lots of photos. It wasn't warm but you would expect that here. One great sight was the whalers cabin.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice place. We hiked a bit and took lots of photos. It wasn't warm but you would expect that here. One great sight was the whalers cabin.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bring your binoculars so you can see the whales off the point. We were fortunate to see a couple whales breaching - and it helped to have the binoculars. We could have stayed for hours! Go early so you can get in - parking is limited. The trails are wonderful - right on the water. It's stunningly beautiful here.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Point Lobos is a must if you want to see some of Carmel's most beautiful coastline. There is a $10 fee for each car to enter the State Park. Save your parking receipt because it is good for the day in any of the other nearby State Parks such as Big Sur. There are several hiking trails that you can... More 

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you're on a road trip near the coast south of San Francisco--don't miss this park and trail. Emerald water, cliff-views, and cool coastal weather are wonderful for your family...especially if you want to take a break from the road.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Several different trails to hike and loads of wonderful scenery! I'm not the "adventure" type hiker and I found every trail I went on to be very easy. And, we covered a lot of ground! Couldn't wait to see what beauty was around the next turn!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Point Lobos State Reserve is just awesomely beautiful. Gorgeous waters, fabulous trees that are wind-swept. Peaceful. White sands. A wonderful place to stop and see - or take a picnic - step into the water and enjoy. I love it.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Point Lobos is one of the most stunning places in the western US. The hikes and walks are not too difficult and each cove and corner holds an even more beautiful view of the south Monterey Bay area. Bring a lunch and don't be in a hurry. You'll want to spend half a day and bring friends the next time... More 

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Seattle WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing. Stunning natural scenery. Great informative docent with brochures available in several languages...as a matter of fact the docent spoke three or four languages. Don't miss China Cove and Bird Island. Be informed that access to China Cove is closed indefinitely, apparently due to unsafe steps and the marine mammal protection act, however this didn't stop more than one party... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best thing in Carmel. Anyone can do it. They have wheel chair accessible trails!! DON'T MISS THIS!!!

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LosAngeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We are used with California coastal images but this place is absolutely amazing! Unbelievably beautiful! Picture perfect! I will run out of praise words and I will still have the feeling that it is not enough! We expected the foggy, gloomy, grey atmosphere that is so common on the west coast, but we had the best weather possible, sunny, 80F,... More 

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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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