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Point Lobos SR, California

serenity by the sea

It’s the crown jewel of California’s 280 state reserves, flourishing between Big Sur and Carmel-By-The-Sea. Point Lobos is a geologically unique area that combines the animal and plant life of both land and sea, allowing the visitor to witness sea lions give birth to pups on the inaccessible beaches one minute, and hike through the mountainside wildflowers seconds later. The scenery is not only beautiful; it will enrich your life by its distinctive nature.

PRICES FROM JUST £1599 pp - includes flights, hotels, car hire & a fab road trip pack

Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, California

As you road trip along the protected California coastline harbouring giant kelp forests, sea otters and sea lions, you will find this picture-perfect park.

Where is Point Lobos, California?

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is just south of Carmel on the Scenic Highway 1. When heading to Monterey and Carmel, Point Lobos is a stop you won’t want to miss. You will find endless views of the Pacific Ocean, intriguing rock caves, natural arches and coves and tide pools full of life. Here you can spend hours hiking the quiet trails and walking the footpaths between the blooming flowers and crashing waves. There are no amenities here, so pack up a picnic to enjoy in a secluded spot whilst you look out into the vast blue! Dependant on the time of year you are visiting, you may even spot a whale or dolphin. Sea Otters and sea lions can be seen here all year, with grey whales, humpback whales and dolphins passing through and enjoying the rich marine ecosystem.

How much does it cost to enter Point Lobos State Natural Reserve?

There is a charge of $10 per vehicle to enter Point Lobos, with parking all along the entrance roads. As you enter the Park. You will be given a map of Point Lobos. 

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