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“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Cove and Gibson Beach

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Ranked #11 of 108 things to do in Carmel
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Carmel, California
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190 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Two beaches located in Point Lobos State Park, both are nice secluded beaches. China Cove being the smaller and more secluded of the two, with clear, beautiful water. Both require a short hike (uphill) from the southernmost parking lot in the park, with a hike (there are stairs) down to the two beaches.

Visited January 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Sweet quiet beaches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lots of steps, but that keeps them quiet. China cove had seals laying right out on the beach! Gibson Beach was a beautiful little beach - we took off our shoes and waded into the surf, even though it was freezing.

Visited December 2012
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San Jose, CA
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“Beauty and Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We entered through Pt Lobos State Park and hiked the trail. If you love beautiful trails which are easy to medium hiking you will love these. Stretches of ocean, sea otters, trees, that are unique to Monterey. Don't miss it.

Visited December 2012
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