Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress
4.5
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GLM
San Francisco, CA1,021 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Forget the mansions on 17 Mile Drive; the Lone Cypress provides the trademark image of Monterey. On a beautiful sunny winter morning, it stands magnificently. The virus has the area deserted at this time, so there is low risk of exposure. Be advised that little is open along the drive, so go to experience the beauty along the ocean.
Written December 18, 2020
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Lisha S
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Don’t spend the 15 dollars for the entry to Pebble Beach. Just head south on 1 and take a right toward the mission in Carmel by the Sea. The most beautiful beach - Pebble Beach is right there and there are many beautiful cypress trees on the dunes. The lone Cypress is propped up by all kinds of support these days. If you want to see it by all means there are lots of tourists taking selfies on the golf course but you risk getting hit by a rogue golf ball. If you REALLY want to see the kelp beds find a kayak rental and cruise in and out of the rocky coast. Lots of otters pop up and it’s just beautiful to go on a foggy day when the water is calm and there’s no wind. Stunning.
Written May 5, 2023
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,978 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
So first of all, I gave this a 5 star due to the overall location and the 17 mile drive that you take to see the Lone Cypress. The entire drive is beautiful with many places to stop to walk around and/or view the scenery. For the Lone Cypress, you park and walk just a short way down to the viewing platform to take a picture of the 250 year old Lone Cypress. I would not go out of my way to see this alone, but as a stop on the 17 mile drive, it is definetely worth a picture of this iconic tree.
Written September 28, 2023
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Lone Cypress is one of the most photographed trees in the world. Certainly worth visiting for clicking some pics and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
Written December 8, 2019
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wireless_in_CA
United States7,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Normally this stop #12 would be the hardest to find parking but not on this trip. There were spaces open on both sides of the street and turnover was relatively quick. I noticed that not every person wanted to descend the stairs to the viewing platform which meant we all had lots of space to enjoy the view from any vantage point and not feel rushed.

The biggest change to the tree occurred in 2019 when the leftmost and largest branch broke off during a storm. It’s a hardy tree, around 250 years old, and hopefully it will continue to stand for many more years to come.

Written August 3, 2020
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M1809
Porthcawl, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
A fantastic drive along the shoreline. Beautiful views with many spots to stop and take photographs. Plenty of information too at each spot. Lots of wildlife to see both on ground and in the sea water. There was a $10 fee to enter the Pebble Beach Estate but we enjoyed the 17 mile drive and it was well wort a visit.
At the end of the trip we called in to Pebble Beach Golf Club which was interesting. There were a couple of nice places to eat there and some nice shops to buy some souvenirs and gifts.
Written November 25, 2019
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Michael G
Nashville, TN126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's an iconic view -- but way too many cars for an afternoon --- waited way too long. But still worth it if you are a PB fan,
Written July 9, 2019
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Sub2000
New York City, NY21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Not much here to see. Snapped a quick picture and left. It's a pretty setting. But so is most of the coastline.
Written June 15, 2021
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rhileec
Richmond, CA89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
And not the best you’ll see around Carmel, there are so many beautiful trees and forests. But stop if you’re on the drive.
Written January 31, 2020
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Steve F
Bellevue, WA993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
The 17 Mile Drive is a relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the coast. A highlight is certainly the Lone Cypress, which serves as the symbol for Pebble Beach. Be sure to walk around a bit when you stop, as there are different perspectives available.
Written November 24, 2019
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