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“Special Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of China Cove and Gibson Beach

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Ranked #11 of 107 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful spots in California if you like ocean covers and natural beauty. I would recommend hiking in through the woods and enjoying the entire experience of Point Lobos State Park.

Visited April 2013
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Carmel, California
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“Beautiful ,views, pleasant hike”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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8 attraction reviews
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“Beauty and Peace”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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