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Address: Seventeen Mile Drive, Carmel, CA
Phone Number: 1-800-959-3131
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we thought it was worth the ten bucks. we took over 2 hours and many stops. I thought the best was bird rock. with binoculars you could watch the Pelicans stealing food from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here in 1993, it was breathtakingly spectacular. 10 years ago, I came back again and it were still beautiful. This time, I am sad to see so many new houses built and more development projects going on there. The tranquility and exclusivity have somewhat lost over the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we thought it was worth the ten bucks. we took over 2 hours and many stops. I thought the best was bird rock. with binoculars you could watch the Pelicans stealing food from the other birds fresh catches . good stuff, this alone was worth the $.

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Walnut Grove, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a $10 fee but worth it. Beautiful ocean views and places to stop to admire the turquoise water! 🌊

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Stillwater, MN
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you enjoy the game of golf, even if you don't have your clubs with you, spend the $10 and drive this beautiful trip along the coast, with golf courses surrounding you on one side, and the coastline on the other, it's a spectacular trip. Stop at some of the more famous places like Pebble Beach and enjoy the shops... More 

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Bethany, Connecticut
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only about $10/car to do the drive, There are many places to stop. See seals, birds and of course the Loan Cypress. Beatifull houses along the way. Bring a lunch and stop at one of the seaside stops for a picnic. Bring the kids.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must do whilst your in the area. But a tip, if you go round ant-clockwise you get to spend more time with less crowds as all the tourists and day tripper go the normal way (clockwise) and everyone is stopping and visiting at the same time! Nice drive with good stop offs. Worth the visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful route from Road 1 to Carmel-by-the-sea. Warmly recommended. Breathtaking sights, wonderful homes. Price 10$.

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Longreach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit expensive st $10 to drive through pebble beach but the scenery is worth it. Great coastline and watch out for deer.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the area from the East Coast, I'd heard about Seventeen Mile Drive but had no idea it would cost $10 per car, with a recently retired veteran traveling with us we inquired about a military discount. "No discounts" was the response from the individual at the gate. Started to think why pay $10 for access to a gated community... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we are in the Carmel/Monterey area we drive the Seventeen Mile Drive despite the $10 fee. The drive has so much to offer ... beautiful stretches of coastline with lots of turnouts and parking lots. Interesting stops such as the scenic Lone Cypress. Bring a picnic lunch (or pick up sandwiches at the Pebble Beach Market ... they... More 

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