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“Point Lobos to the Cove”

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Ranked #11 of 111 things to do in Carmel
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We walked all around Point Lobos and took hundreds of pictures. the whales were playing just off the reef and the seals were lounging on the rocks and shore. Baby seals were especially jun to watch. The seas were thundering in to the rocks and made for some great waves. On the south end of the point lies the China Cove and we finished off our visit with a trip down the walkway to this very special area; however, after so much beauty in Point Lobos it is difficult to get too excited over another beautiful spot....we just enjoyed the whole day. The State pass lets you enter all state parks for the day if you have the energy. Another great CA treasure for the people. As a visitor, I don't mind spending $9.00 to help keep parks like this one heathy.

4  Thank James H
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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.

Thank Kris L
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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.

1  Thank mswiseguy
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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.

2  Thank jjanecincy
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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.

Thank kizosj
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