We loved Point Lobos - a great place to see the amazing Northern CA coast without breaking your back! Miles of easy walking trails along the coast and through the woods with incredible breathtaking views. Some small tide pools as well. Saw seals and sea lions! One trail through a historic cypress grove overlooks Pebble Beach from afar.
Some people park outside and hike in - unless you are desiring a loooong hike to the scenic areas, I do NOT recommend this! It was well worth the $8/car to drive through and park right next to the trails! Plus, if you pay entrance to this park, you can use your receipt to get into other state parks the same day for free.
Water spickets are available at different areas - don't be scared if it looks kind of white. It's just bubbly - if you cup it in your hand for a minute, it clears completely! My husband was a bit worried....
Recommend dressing in layers! We were here in early October for almost a whole day. Warm enough for a tank top and shorts while hiking on some sides of the mountains/water, but I froze around the other side where the wind changed into a frigid gale!
Overall a spectacular experience, which even my hike-hating husband thoroughly enjoyed. Do not miss China Cove! It is incredibly beautiful and secluded!
I will upload photos soon - many beautiful photo ops!