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Address: Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, CA
Phone Number: 831-624-4909

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You CANNOT actually go down to the beach! It off-limits but gorgeous even from afar. Nice hiking trails and other beaches you Can lay on he sand and picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Clark Fork, Idaho
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Clark Fork, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You CANNOT actually go down to the beach! It off-limits but gorgeous even from afar. Nice hiking trails and other beaches you Can lay on he sand and picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The water looks like jade, you can't get down to the beach anymore because the stairs are too old and a family of Seals lives there but it's still beautiful and worth the walk out there. We took a picture and had it put on canvas hanging over our bed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We alway like to go to china Cove beause the water is so stunning but unfortunatly it is closed for over a year. I am not sure why they are not working on the steps to get down to the beach at China Cove.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Really beautiful cove and beach. When walking along the trail to it, you feel like you've discovered some sort of hidden paradise. Unfortunately, you can no longer hike down onto the beach. The vews are still incredible and it is worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We took some time out of our trip to point lobos to enjoy these two spots. They are both great places to stop and enjoy watching the waves and to take in the amazing views.

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Storm Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

sit opposite the Cove and paint to your heart's content! The light changes rapidly as the sun traverses the sky, so be quick, and inhale the aura as you try to catch this magical place in your paintings. OF course, you need a tripod and a good camera to get a picture. Cell phone will not get it, even if... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The staircase to the beach in China Cove was closed and not sure for how long as there was vegetation growing. In any case, keep going for the amazing views.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

At Point Lobos State Reserve, China Cove is one of the spots with the emerald green or turquoise water. It is surreal. The steps leading to the beach were blocked off for maintenance so we were not able to get to the beach within China Cove. However, just a short walk around the corner, Gibson Beach was open during our... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a very pretty hike and is part of the Point Lobos State Park. Parking in the park is limited (almost sounds like an oxymoron - - ha ha). But if you are looking to hike, just park outside the park and walk in. There is a charge for cars going in ($10 iirc) but no charge for hiking.... More 

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Both Gibson Beach and China Cove are part of Point Lobos that is a great place to visit. Recommended mostly in spring or autumn and on weekdays so that there are less visitors. Also recommended in the afternoon, just before sunset.

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