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Address: Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 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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Great park for all ages. Several different trails to hike some long some not. The Rangers were there to answer any and all questions and they have guided nature tours. Look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Deborah C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to walk. We stopped at three different areas. There are great walkway. Unusual stone shapes. Lots of different colors. Nice two hour walk and great place for picniking. The fee is pretty low $10 for car

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great park for all ages. Several different trails to hike some long some not. The Rangers were there to answer any and all questions and they have guided nature tours. Look closely and you will see the sea lions and if it's quiet you can hear them. Get there early as parking is very limited.

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Thank Deborah C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess we should have bought a map or something at the guard house at the entrance. After paying our entrance fee, I assumed what we had showed the way around. As it was, it was hard to tell where to drive to. Definitely not worth it for the fee.

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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring day walking the gentle sloped trails of Point Lobos. A nature lover's dream and the ideal place to take photos. God's handiwork at its best!

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Oslo, Norway
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481 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing viewpoints over the sea in this park. I would recommend an early visit as parking places are limited inside. Entry fee is 10usd and the map costs 2 extra dollars. Trails are easy and offer a stunning view over the rocky beach. If you don't want to walk it all you could move from one parking point to another... More 

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North Shore, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being more into natural beauty than shopping, this was the perfect spot for our Carmel visit. Gorgeous vistas enjoyed to a chorus of barking seals and sea lions, both visible from the cliffs above. The paths are well groomed and easily walkable, taking visitors to breathtaking seaside vantage points. The $10.00 admission fee is a bargain, and makes even a... More 

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our first visit here. Beautiful park with easy trails and lots to see. Saw sea otters , seals , deer, egrets, herons, cormorants and finally a red tailed hawk. Helpful staff. Loved the old whaling cove. It's a must visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Point Lobos offers a plethora of beautiful and easy hikes. Spectacular views of the ocean! Be sure and check out the beautiful China Cove! Arrive early to secure one of the 150 parking spots! Clean bathrooms! Seals (or sea lions)! What more could anyone ask for??

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Point Lobos twice during our stay at the Tickle Pink Inn. We hiked the entire park. The trails offer stunning views and intimate appreciation of the natural beauty that this part of California has to offer. The Sobreanes fire was still an issue during our visit. So, Point Lobos was our best option for hiking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw a sea otter in the wild, what more do you want! Feels isolated and calm in comparison to pebble beach. Helpful volunteers.

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