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“Definitely Need to See This Place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Point Lobos State Reserve

Point Lobos State Reserve
Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
831 624 4909
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Ranked #1 of 93 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Scuba diving, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Walking, Birdwatching, Whale watching
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Owner description: 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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Definitely Need to See This Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

While on another adventuring day, my boyfriend and I decided to check out Point Lobos since it was a short drive from Monterey. Yeah, it may have had a fee but it didn't matter - we saw SO much and really enjoyed our entire day here. You can drive to and from different areas however we found ourselves walking nearly the entire time. Everyone is there to catch the sights and sounds which means a friendly place to visit. Some of the trails are narrow and steep, so just take your time and be careful. Otherwise, bring water and you will be good to go!

Visited September 2013
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“The number 1 thing to do near Monterey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The beauty of Point Lobos will blow your mind. Take the time to hike from Whalers Cove to the beach (nice trial with lot of stairs) and you will think you have died and gone to heaven. The beauty is incredible.

Visited November 2013
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“Best place to see otters and seals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Point Lobos is one of the best parks in California. You'll need to get there early as the parking lot usually gets full by 10am during the weekends.
Great trails to walk around and amazing views of the ocean.
Lots of wildlife to see: seals, otters, birds and if you're lucky whales.

Visited August 2013
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“A must do...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stopped by here in July on our way back down the coast from the Redwoods. Note that you can't park an RV in the park, but plenty of parking on the street and then walk in. Also, no dogs allowed in park. Beautiful park with great trails and several amazing photo ops. We made the complete loop around the park and will be back in December when whales should be visible.

Visited June 2013
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“Highway 1 Excursion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

HW1 is a drive everyone needs to put on their bucket list--i rented a convertable and started driving--you can stop every 50 ft and see something more beautiful than what you just saw,Point lobos is breath taking--pull over go for a walk-you must do this in your life,

Visited October 2013
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