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Address: Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-624-4909
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Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature...

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.

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Nature at the Pacific Coast

The power or the ocean and the beauty of trees at the coast of California. So majestic and historical. I love the ocean and the outdoors.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The power or the ocean and the beauty of trees at the coast of California. So majestic and historical. I love the ocean and the outdoors.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular views from many points. The weather was rainy but we still saw some amazing ocean views.

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A MUST visit. Spectacular views, scenery, wildlife, it's why you've taken the drive on Hwy 1. This has it all. Photos you'll cherish forever, scenery, views like none you've seen. Incredible place for romantics. You'll never get through it all in a day but it will be a reason for you to come back again.

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to do some easy hiking, then this is well worth it. Get to the park early in AM because it fills up quickly. Stunning views of the coast and great exercise.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Point Lobos State Reserve was a great place to visit! Spectacular views crept up around many turns on the trail. Deer lurked in the woods, along with various types of birds. Seals could be seen sunning themselves and you could hear them barking on the ocean rocks. It's a hardy walk so wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your camera.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon here enchanted by the cypress trees, ocean views and the abundant walking trails. We could have spent the day and will definitely be back.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic park with waves and picturesque scenics. Good for family good for romantics. It's a must visit place.

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Thank Mike H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip: Park for free on the road before the main entrance to avoid the crowd. There are multiple trails you can pick from. We picked one that leads to the ocean. There was a small museum showing some cool marine-related stuff along this trail. It would be a fun place to take the kids! You can easily spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice easy access trails and spectacular views of what California is best at breathtaking views of the Pacific and coast.

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a morning walking round the trails. .fantastic views fantastic wildlife. .seals. .sea otters many species of birds. .stunning sea views. .waves crashing on the rocks. .

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