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Address: Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: +1 831-624-4909
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Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature...

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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Don't miss this remarkable place

We spent an afternoon here enchanted by the cypress trees, ocean views and the abundant walking trails. We could have spent the day and will definitely be back.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tina H
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon here enchanted by the cypress trees, ocean views and the abundant walking trails. We could have spent the day and will definitely be back.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic park with waves and picturesque scenics. Good for family good for romantics. It's a must visit place.

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Thank Mike H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip: Park for free on the road before the main entrance to avoid the crowd. There are multiple trails you can pick from. We picked one that leads to the ocean. There was a small museum showing some cool marine-related stuff along this trail. It would be a fun place to take the kids! You can easily spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice easy access trails and spectacular views of what California is best at breathtaking views of the Pacific and coast.

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a morning walking round the trails. .fantastic views fantastic wildlife. .seals. .sea otters many species of birds. .stunning sea views. .waves crashing on the rocks. .

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Reston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely easy walks with outstanding scenery and plentiful supply of friendly attendants, some with binoculars available.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always go when ever I am in the area. I love this reserve I have seen all sorts of marine life. Sunset is the best time or early am.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hiked all over Point Lobos on Thanksgiving Day, a beautiful sunny day. We arrived right when the park opened at 8:00, since we knew it would be jammed full three hours later. The views from the north and south loops are amazing, the craggy cliffs, old trees clinging to the rocks, the waves breaking into the coves populated by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best parks we went too along Hwy 1, easy hikes and spectacular views make this somewhere you shouldn't miss. A small per car fee applies to get into the park but it will also get you into other state parks that day as well. Take the Cypress Grove trail and the views get better and better as... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great surprise. For a Brazilian, it was cool to see a different type of beach, its trees and the impact from cold and wind doing to the surroundings.

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