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Point Lobos

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Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-4909
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Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (520 reviews)
“point lobos” (700 reviews)
“whalers cove” (74 reviews)
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Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
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+1 831-624-4909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing. I've been going here for over 25 years and it never fails to astound me, you get birds, an incredible view, the ocean swirling below you, trails that are perfectly maintained and the view feels like you're in heaven. Don't miss...More

Thank Marybart
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a lovely place to walk around; get there early so you can park up in the park! Great chance for photographs.

Thank Nichola L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to go here!!!! We saw many harbor seals and sea otters basking in the sun. It was one beautiful turn after another.

Thank Bunny2231
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintained park and well staffed. Trails are well marked and well taken care of. Wonderful view and great pictures. Liked the ability to get down by the water in some of the areas.

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends took us here recently and we were so glad they did. We walked over 7 miles and took so many photos of the scenery! Some of the areas were steep and one must be careful, but it is worth that. It was a...More

1  Thank muffinAvon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked on the coastal trails from one end to the other. Stunning views, in addition to observing sea lions, harbor seals, whale spouts in the distance and even 2 sea otters floating in the kelp! A Park docent was walking around with a nice...More

Thank romeck
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to walk around, scuba dive and drive around the park. I suggest people to go for a walk but make sure to have time. If visiting point Lobos as a relatively quick stop by on the way south/north, it is better to drive...More

1  Thank ludovica a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting Monterey for the day and I only had an hour to spend around the Reserve which was a shame. The views were stunning. A must visit if you are in the area. There were many staff / volunteers around the trail and...More

Thank Portia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there early to avoid the crowds and find a place to park. A simple hike in leads you straight to the beach, with trails to walk. Miles of coastal views and lots of wildlife in the water. AMAZING!

Thank Eva C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this in your trip to Carmel. Great trails along protected coastal area. Great views and even saw some whales spouting!

Thank GregT2750
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JONI C
30 January 2018|
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Response from tntntnt2017 | Reviewed this property |
There is no trolley. It is Drive in and park and get out at certain locations and walk or hike to most sites. Probably not a good choice for a 7 month pregnant woman. A lot of poison oak in this park as well.. you must... More
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Maria K
12 January 2018|
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Response from 68braveheart | Reviewed this property |
You can park at various places and find many trails the explore with an all terrain stroller. Fantastic photo opportunities. It’s a very large park, so pack some snacks and enjoy the scenery with the kids.
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honugal
14 September 2017|
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$10 per vehicle, $9 with senior discount
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