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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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With all the fires down the coast in the Big Sur most of the parks were closed but Point Lobos remained open allowing us to explore some of the local parks still. We were... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With all the fires down the coast in the Big Sur most of the parks were closed but Point Lobos remained open allowing us to explore some of the local parks still. We were thoroughly amazed at the scenery and the wildlife we got to see. Make sure you go early as by the time we were leaving the parking... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must do if you like hiking. Wonderful view of the rugged coast line. Relatively easy to walk.

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Thank Ruth F
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I agree with the other reviews, this is a beautiful place. Several trails, some quite easy with amazing views. The sign outside said the parking was full, but we pulled up to check and they let us in as others were leaving. Doesn't hurt to ask! We were there around noon on Tuesday Sept 20th.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to give Point Lobos a try after it was recommended to us by a local we chatted with the day before. We had zero expectations, but we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty that resides in this place. We woke up early, and got there before everyone else decided to show up. It was $10 a car, and,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you can walk 1000 yards or more you won't get the full value of this great preserve. It's not a park and has limited amenities. Some of the most spectacular scenery on the coast. Bring good binoculars to see sea otters and other marine life. Limited parking and all areas may not be available at all times. Absolutely no... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Point Lobos was definitely a highlight of our California vacation! When you arrive at the entrance gate, buy the $2 brochure with the trail map--well worth it. We arrived around 9:00am on a Tuesday in mid-June (based on advice on the Trip Advisor to arrive early and avoid weekends) and got one of the last spots at Whaler’s Cove which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About a 10 minute drive (if that!) from Carmel itself but certainly worth a visit. There are lots of trails you can walk (from 2km -10km) depending on how far you want to go. Great for wildlife watching!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great morning hiking and viewing the coast. We also got to see sea lions, sea otters, a variety of birds, and smaller sea creatures in tide pools. This park was really fun and unique since you can explore the park differently from others. The ability to explore also plays into that the trails are not marked well.... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so relaxing that my blood pressure went so low, that I had to leave and go back on the busy highway to get it back to normal. LOL What a way to spend some free time while in the area enjoying the overlooks to the bay and see and hear the sea lions. It is nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outside Carmel off Highway 1. Usual $10 entry, plenty of parking and pathways along the coastline. If you are lucky you can see seals, sea otters and maybe whales although we didn't see the latter. Great place to spend a couple of hours in the sea air.

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