It's been years since I've been to Point Lobos. My cousin is visiting with him family in a couple of weeks, and I'll be taking them from San Jose to visit Carmel and do a little kayaking in Elkhorn Slough.
I would prefer to go to Elkhorn Slough first, have lunch in Carmel and then go to Point Lobos. However, I've read that Point Lobos is limited to 450 people and you can end up waiting to get in, sitting on Hwy1. Since it will be a weekend, I'm especially worried about that.
Would it be better to go to Point Lobos first in the morning? I think the earliest we could get there would be 10am. I'd rather not have to picnic there, but if this would save us from having to wait a long time to get into the park in the afternoon, I'd consider making this change.