17 17 Mile Dr
One of the most scenic drives in the world. Free for bikes. $10.25 entrance fees for cars. Sights include Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, Fanshell Beach, Seal Point, and Lone Cypress. And there are golf courses too.
Stunning beaches, rugged coast, historic ancient cypress trees including the Lone Cypress where the coast and world renown golf courses converge.
Drive the famous 17-mile drive and have a walk and lunch by the beautiful ocean vistas.
Beautiful views of Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach. Stop at The Lodge at Pebble Beach for lunch or dinner and watch the waves crash against the rocks as the golfers play up to the 18th green.
This is a touristy town, and this is one of the highlight tourist activities. You'll have to pay to enter, but if you have a meal at a restaurant or bar at the pebble beach properties they'll take that much off your meal. Make sure you see the lone cypress, and the seals. Just please, read the signs…
“Nearby beach with free parking, portapotties. Bonfires are allowed but must be in the fire pit/metal container. ”
“This area of Monterey California includes Big Sur is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Point Lobos is no exception. Truthfully this is what I consider a taste of Big Sur without the hour drive. You'll find nature at its finest natural forests that kiss breathtaking seascapes. Tip: your absolutely welcome to pay to enter the State's Parks fees for parking on the parks limited car count. Or simply park off HWY 1 and walk in. Just before you arrive at the Ranger's Station outpost booth. Take a right onto the trail that is designated towards the scenic headlands view of the bay of ocean. That's protected from the wind. This is a fantastic walk and spectacular views of the Ocean. ”
“Carmel Valley Ranch is 7-1/2 miles east of Treehouse (10-15 min drive). It has a beautiful spa that's worth looking into. ”