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“Worth the $9 entrance fee”

Point Lobos State Reserve
Ranked #1 of 112 things to do in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 March 2012

It was a beautiful walk to the ocean. We talked with two docents before and after our hike. We say seals and incredible colors in the ocean.

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

A nice cold walk on a very windy day...but there were many nice things to see: 1. rock formations, 2. beautiful shades of turqoise and blues of the water, 3. wildlife - we saw sealions basking in the sun and playful otters bobbing up and down, and very tame deer just feeding around us on the trail, 4. beautiful cypress trees on cliff edges and 5. my favourite - the huge waves/surfs crashing, with beautiful white spray and foam! There was a great sense of serenity and yet awe at the power and beauty of mother nature.

Thank jantsk
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Great place to bring a picnic too. Visit China cove, look for the whales and sea otters

Thank PAG89
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Beautiful day in Carmel and we discovered Point Lobos state park for the 1st time. Wonderful hiking trails with breathtaking views of the ocean. Very helpful docents along the way. The best part of the hike came at the end - watching whales, dolphins & a raft of sea otters. Don't miss this state park!

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

what a great place to walk around and be one with nature! For car entrance it is about $10 or you can park your car along Highway 101 and walk in for $1 per person. Great way to spend time with the family for little cash :) Also plenty of spots to see otters and seals!

Thank Stella S
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