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no dogs

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kid friendly

Point Lobos State Reserve, three miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, is a great place for sightseeing, scuba diving, trail running, and viewing geological sites, plants, and animals like harbor seals, sea lions, seabirds, gray whales, and sea otters. There are no pets, bikes, fires, rock climbing, or camping allowed. The reserve has sometimes been called "the crown jewel" of the state park system due to the headlands, view of Monterey Bay and the pacific, coves, meadows, hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area also has historical significance as a hun of the turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry. A small cabin built by Chinese fishermen at Whalers Cove is now a cultural history museum you can visit. Reserve is open from 8am to 1/2 hour after sunset. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

Beautiful hike along the coast - we saw sea lions and tons of jellyfish. Medium traffic and lots of little areas to explore!

hiking
7 days ago

Spectacular ocean views with lots of seals, sea lions and birds to watch. Mostly flat with well marked trails.

I have visited point lobos in all the seasons found in a year and it never disappointed me. It’s the place where the beauty of nature is inexplicable, and you always got to see a wild animal on land or in the sea.
It is my son playground, he has walked these trails more than one time since he was 17 months old, now he is two and a half and he knows the trail by heart, it is kid’s friendly natural reserve.

I have visited point lobos in all the seasons found in a year and it never disappointed me. It’s the place where the beauty of nature is inexplicable, and you always got to see a wild animal on land or in the sea.
It is my son playground, he has walked these trails more than one time since he was 17 months old, now he is two and a half and he knows the trail by heart, it is kid’s friendly natural reserve.

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12 days ago

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15 days ago

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16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago