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Address: Monterey, CA 93953
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Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this...

Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.

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A good way to see the pacific coast.

This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours or longer seeing the wonderful coast line and wildlife. The guide map is easy to follow and quite a few of the stops are close... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2015
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours or longer seeing the wonderful coast line and wildlife. The guide map is easy to follow and quite a few of the stops are close together. We entered via 17mile drive in Monterey which seemed less crowded than the entrance via hw1. Take your camera for some stunning photo... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Spend the time to do this. Gorgeous views leading into the quaint town of Carmel. A number of places to park plus the opportunity to enjoy the white sand and water.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Reviewed July 30, 2015

I would say that the 17-mile drive was nothing too exquisite. It is a good drive and they have a few view points and landmark locations - but seemed like they just gave names to random areas/rocks. Good-drive but if you miss doing this in Monterey, you didn't miss much. The $10 entry fee is cash only.

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Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

such a pretty drive we did it from carmel to monterey, great drive we took it nice and slow such a pretty drive well worth it

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Kilkeel Co Down N Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Several people had told us to make sure we did this drive, there was nothing overly spectacular about it. They charge $10 for the pleasure of driving it. It was lovely to drive down into the Peble Beach Golf Club and get a look around it.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

I absolutely love driving 17 Mile Drive. It's my second home. I was married on Spanish Bay in 2012. First of all, the scenery is to die for, then their is the world class golf including Spanish Bay, Spyglass, and Pebble Beach. Every August the car enthusiasts come from all over the world to participate in the Concours de' Elegance... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Such a relaxing experience with variety of coast line and golf courses - this can't be bad ! Lovely sealife too !

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New Jersey
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I only had about an hour or so, so we decided to do this drive. Some of the greatest views of the Pacific Coast can be found here. Of course, the Lone Cyprus Tree is also amazing to see. We also got to see some seals, Pebble Beach golf course, and some amazing homes. If you are... More 

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Dublin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

A breathtaking drive. There are many places to pull over & enjoy the scenery. We sat on a bench just above the beach for 30 minutes to soak it all in. It sure helps to relax one! Wish we could have stayed the entire afternoon! A blanket & a good book would have been great items to bring along if... More 

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Terryville, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

many interesting stops along the way . easy drive. beautiful views. sandstone formations on which you can walk. sea lions and birds abound.

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