Picturesque Point Lobos

If there’s one thing you can’t miss on your California adventure, it’s Point Lobos – the spot where land and water come together in a breathtaking display that’ll leave you speechless. As Francis McComas famously put it, it’s “the greatest meeting of land and water in the world.”

After a weekend of indulging in all the delights Carmel by the Sea had to offer (seriously, I think I gained a few pounds just from tasting everything!), Daniel and I decided it was time to work off those calories. So, off we went to Point Lobos for some scenic views and a bit of a leg stretch.

How to access Point Lobos State Natural Reserve:

Getting to Point Lobos was a breeze – just hop on Highway #1 and head about 4 miles south of downtown Carmel. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you hit Monastery Beach, right at the doorstep of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. And let me tell you, the $12 entrance fee per car is worth every penny for the adventures that await!

Once inside, it’s like stepping into a nature lover’s paradise. Picture this: rocky shores, hidden coves, and sandy beaches dotting the landscape. And the best part? You don’t even need to break a sweat to enjoy it all. Just park your car and take your pick from the network of trails that wind through the park.

Picturesque landscape

Here’s where the real fun begins. As you meander along the coastal paths, keep your eyes peeled for some serious wildlife action. From playful seals and sea lions to adorable otters frolicking in the waves, there’s never a dull moment at Point Lobos. And don’t even get me started on the birdwatching – it’s like a scene straight out of National Geographic!

But wait, it gets better. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, I highly recommend making the trek up to Kenney Point. Not only will you be treated to some killer views of Whalers Cove below, but you’ll also discover why this spot is a hotspot for divers from near and far.

And of course, what’s a trip to Point Lobos without snapping a few pics? Trust me, you’ll want to capture every moment of this coastal paradise – from the rugged cliffs to the serene forests, every angle is like a postcard waiting to happen.

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923


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