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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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The views of the rocky beaches from the top is really good. You will get to see Sea lions and seals . Easy and nice trails to walk around the place

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hemanth k
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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decide to pay the $10 dollars to park (rather than dump the car on the highway) - it was worth it to save the mile/mile half walk down to the coast. We arrived to join the junior ranger programme-(meet at entrance 10am Saturdays)-due to the local bush fires the tour was cancelled (short staffed) but the Rangers provided our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views of the rocky beaches from the top is really good. You will get to see Sea lions and seals . Easy and nice trails to walk around the place

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The bunnies are out early in the morning. The seals are adorable and sometimes cause areas to be sectioNed off. Hard to park later in the day...but worth a try if you can wait. Many of the paintingsocial in Carmel are inspired by scenes here.

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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous hike that can be done as quickly as you like or you can take the whole day. Parking is $10 and is good for the whole day at any park. Dozens of trails to choose from. Views galore. Park personnel on property to monitor trails and answer questions on wildlife (even the aquatic life). You can pack a lunch... More 

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Thank Sterph1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best activity we did in the Carmel/Monteray area. They have easy walking trails, suitable for kids. It was absolutely beautiful walking along the water and seeing the seals and sea lions. We spent 2-3 hours just walking and enjoying the beautiful scenery. This is a must do activity and is not to be missed!

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful ocean views and rocky beaches !! Nice trails to walk on in the forest and along the shoreline. Wheelchair accessible trail is a bit steep in the beginning. I had to help push a person up for a ways. Once at the top of the hill it does get easier. There are some picnic benches to eat lunch at.... More 

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Thank duskglow55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Point Lobos is an amazing, beautiful spot that is worth the time to get out of your car and take a walk. It is incredibly beautiful, and is just off Highway 1 as you leave Carmel on your way to Big Sur. We stopped in last week and took a long walk along the trail. On the way we saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So glad we stopped here. It was later in the day and we were able to park close to trails. Funny volunteer rented us binoculars which came in handy. Got to see baby seal floating with mama.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the time to walk through this majestic park and so glad that we did, it is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth. As we started our hike, we ran into one of the Park Rangers and asked where her favorite place was, she referred us to Cypress Grove. You can see sea lions at... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am in complete awe over this place. We arrived at 8:30 am on a weekend morning and had plenty of parking spaces but within 30 minutes it was full. It's worth getting up early to see this! We are at the end of completing a five week tour across the USA of our national parks. This place ranks in... More 

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