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Point Lobos, Carmel

4.9
#1 of 34 in Parks in Monterey County
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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  • It is simply one of the most beautiful state parks in California. Ocean, cliffs, birds. Absolutely gorgeous views. Great hikes of all different distances. Every corner you walk around is another...  more »
  • My husband and I did the entire hike around the preserve and we’re so glad we did! We were fortunate to see a variety of wildlife from harbor seals to otters and sea lions. We were even able to see...  more »
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