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Seventeen Mile Drive

Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Scenic Drives
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Plano, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Never knew that 17 miles could take so long to drive. But we did a lot of walking along the beautiful paths and beaches. Well woth the time!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The ride is like something you have not seen before. For that you should go . Plenty of places to stop and have either a picture moment or even sit on a beach and picnic. Everyone stops at Pebble Beach Golf Course. Great shopping . Wish I could stay and play but at $500 a round I'll pass.

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Cannon Falls, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The sea lions and seals that we spotted along the drive at the numerous scenic viewpoints made the drive especially enjoyable!

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Weston, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First time I went on the 17-Mile Drive was in the early 1970's and it had the biggest WOW-factor, for me. It's been many years, but I always wanted to see the Drive again. This month, on a week's vacation I got to re-view this treasured memory. I'm sorry to say - while it's still beautiful, the wow factor was... More

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did the drive after stumbling across it while out in the car exploring Carmel. The views on this drive are stunning, whether its the dramatic coastline, the wildlife or the magnificent houses nestled amongs the trees and golf courses. You won`t be disappointed ........All for 10 dollars.

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Madisonville, LA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not to be missed - once. If you have motion sickness be careful Fantastic homes to drool over. Should stop at Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay (cocktails, fires and bagpipes at sunset)

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Missouri City, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Seventeen Mile Drive is an awesome way to see the area. From Pebble Beach to Bird Rock, (should be called Seal Rock), the drive offers such a diverse view of the area. We watched whales leap out of the water, sat and stared at the seal lions forever and had an outstanding drive!!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This self guided drive around the Monterey peninsula takes in some varied and spectacular scenery. Even on the calmest of days the waves crash into the rocks with some force. Iconic photo opportunities include the lone cypress and bird rock. We were lucky enough on this occasion to see sea otters playing in the kelp as well as the sealions... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wasn't sure about this drive, especially as there is a cost to it. However, if you take your time and pack a picnic it can be a relaxing and inexpensive way to spend a few hours. We used the Carmel entrance and stopped for a while at the beach of Spanish Bay just to walk along the shoreline. We then... More

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Washington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely relaxing drive. Fabulous views. Get a map from the Toll Gate on your way in to highlight points of interest on the way round.

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