Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
China Cove, located in the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, is alone worth the trip. Stunningly beautiful. The reserve also boasts some easy walking trails surrounded by breathtaking views.
Breathtaking views for the everyone! Watch colorful birds, migrating whales and sea lions all year round at this fantastic nature reserve, which is perfect for walking, hiking, bird watching, and trails exploring. Don’t leave your camera behind and having a good pair of binoculars is not a bad…
Highly recommended - Several trails, mostly easy walking, dirt trails. Some of the best trails are the ones along the see. Get there early on weekends, it fills up and they turn people away.
“Spectacular dog friendly beach! Must see! There are volleyball nets at the bottom of Ocean Ave that my daughter loves!”
“For visitors staying at our cottage we have complimentary passes available to this wonderful place. As a family we have been to many aquariums around the world and this is one of the best. It is located in Cannery Row at the ocean edge and visitors will have a front row sea view of a large diverse marine life. A wonderful place for the whole family and for older folks as well. A beautiful reminder of the legacy of the great Jacques Cousteau. After a visit to the aquarium take a stroll around Cannery Row which was made famous by the Nobel Prize Laureate John Steinbeck who was born near by in the town of Salinas.”
“This quintessential bistro and relaxed neighborhood spot in the heart of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. The quirky corner space offers petite but comfortable wooden chairs and tables, set beneath hanging copper pots and, of course, a bicycle or two. First and foremost, the kitchen focuses on comforting seasonal cuisine with a California-Mediterranean slant, plus a handful of pizzas and fantastic breads fired in their wood-burning oven. At the same time, they are dedicated to beloved French classics.”
“You can hike up the hill from the front door or drive 10 minutes to this beautiful park filled with trails for all levels. ”
“Probably the best restaurant in P.G. Specializes in great sustainable seafood. Best wine list on the Peninsula with extremely reasonable prices. Right around the corner at 701 Lighthouse. Occasional celebrity sightings, particularly during car week or Pebble Beach Pro Am. Reservations recommended.”