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“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Cove and Gibson Beach

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel, CA
831-624-4909
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Carmel
Type: Beaches
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Carmel, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Two beaches located in Point Lobos State Park, both are nice secluded beaches. China Cove being the smaller and more secluded of the two, with clear, beautiful water. Both require a short hike (uphill) from the southernmost parking lot in the park, with a hike (there are stairs) down to the two beaches.

Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Sweet quiet beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lots of steps, but that keeps them quiet. China cove had seals laying right out on the beach! Gibson Beach was a beautiful little beach - we took off our shoes and waded into the surf, even though it was freezing.

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, CA
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“Beauty and Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We entered through Pt Lobos State Park and hiked the trail. If you love beautiful trails which are easy to medium hiking you will love these. Stretches of ocean, sea otters, trees, that are unique to Monterey. Don't miss it.

Visited December 2012
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