Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach, Carmel-by-the-seaCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 62 California 1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8316244909
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Family And Kids, Nature
About Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea
Considered as the crown jewel of the State Park System, The Point Lobos State Reserve is a perfect place if you want to watch vistas and animals of different species. A visit to the state park is mandatory for those who want to embrace the nature in the best possible way. The park boasts of some rare plants and also different but unique geological formations, which make it more visit worthy. The China Cove and Gibson Beach is another attraction which is in close proximity with the Point Lobos State Reserve. Hence, if you want to stroll around a scenic beach, then you know the place to head right away!
Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach Ticket Prices
The admission price is charged per vehicle. Kindly go through the official website for exact prices.
- Passenger cars: 10 USD
- Vehicle with a senior citizen: 9 USD
- With disabled discount card 5 USD
How To reach Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach by Public Transport
- Hired taxis or cars.
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95% of people who visit Carmel-by-the-sea include Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
62.17% of people plan their visit to Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach between 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach
Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea Reviews
When visiting Carmel this is just a really cool hike / nature walking park. There are several deep trails that will take you back right up next to the water. Don’t worry they are not too tough. Many trails are easy walking. The views are amazing and we were able to walk right up to a Buck within the reserve. He did not even move, relaxing place to spend the afternoon and enjoy nature. Very peaceful Save $10 bucks and Park your car on the street and walk across into the park. * Please like my review if this was helpful
Absolutely beautiful place with stunning scenery. Every which way you look it is gorgeous. It's well known for a reason. That said, they close the park at 5 p.m. Sunset was at 4:56 pm. Sunset time changes as the time of year changes, and closing time is generally at sunset. If you're like me, and one of the reasons you came is to view the gorgeous sunset and Civil Twilight over the stunning scenery this is a big problem. Many state parks I've been to are open from dawn to dusk, and that extra 30 to 45 minutes of open time at the end of the day is enough to allow you to see the gorgeous scenery in the best light and still make it out. This is directly the reason the eye doctor who stars in my review. It's a gorgeous place, but it's not worth the $10 in in my opinion if I can't see it in the best light.
Beautiful park and more than worth the $10 price of entry per car. You can park on the street but it's going to be a long walk down to the water if that's what you're interested in seeing. I wish that we had dedicated more time and actual walking shoes to the visit, you could easily spend a whole day here. The water was beatiful even on a cloudy day and it was very nice to walk through the forest just behind the water to see a totally different type of environment.
The view at the end of the trail is breathtaking. Trail walk is mostly shaded with tall trees and the end of the trail near sea shore is windy with lots of sun light. We spent almost an hour chilling near the shore. Parking inside is $10 but one would see many cars parked near the entrance on both sides of the road. They also have a inside parking lot near the shore with restrooms in case anyone wants to avoid the trail walk. If you are here for picnic then parking inside is recommended to avoid carrying food all the way else outside street parking is preferred since one can enjoy the trail to reach the shore.
Point Lobos is a fantastic reserve - lots of picturesque scenes along well-maintained trails. Family friendly hikes with mild inclines/declines but all very well marked and very traveled. You do as much walking into the reserve (assuming you get there after ~8:30 AM on a weekend and have to park along Hwy 1) as you do within the park. Photographer's paradise and the kids love seeing the wildlife and scuba divers that are there just about year round when the sun is out.
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