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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.9
#1 of 6 in Nature in Monterey County
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Appreciate the pristine natural landscape and thriving habitat of the California coast at Point Lobos. The nature reserve is home to hundreds of native animal and plant species on and off shore, and is an ideal location for hiking, diving, and bird watching. Enjoy panoramic views from the shore of the Pacific coast as you spot sea lions, harbor seals, and orcas, or hike through the lush vegetation on one of the reserve’s many foot trails for sightings of forest animals and local birds. On your way out, stop by the Whaler’s Cabin Museum to learn more about the history of whaling on the Monterey Peninsula. Arrange to visit Point Lobos and other attractions in Carmel using our Carmel trip planner.
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  • Best hike I’ve ever done! Through the forest and out to the ocean. Even saw seals along the way! Bird island is a must see!  more »
  • WOW you’ll want to take this hike slow so you can take loads of photos. We arrived about 8:30 am on a Friday and found parking inside for $10. If it’s full you’ll have to park along the road and walk....  more »

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