Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson BeachCurrently Closed
- Address: 62 California 1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8316244909
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Family And Kids, Nature
Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach - Review
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
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Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach, Carmel-by-the-sea Reviews
This park is spectacular! Breathtaking views of the beautiful coast that pictures just don't capture the beauty your eye can see. It's an easy hike with well marked paths but you might want two days to do it all. We did half the park in November and just went back in June to complete the other half. The weather was great both times with just a little fog in the morning but we saw more wildlife and beautiful wildflowers in June. It actually was less crowded in June then November surprisingly. Parking is $10 in the park or you can park for free on the side of the highway which is what we did but get there early so you don't have to walk as far. There is some beach access throughout the park and clean bathrooms.
Had family in town and was really excited to check out Point Lobos. Loaded up the van and headed out. The sign said the $10 per car. But when we got to the gate (Now trapped with cars behind us so we couldn’t leave), they said our van, with 11 people, was a bus and charged us $50. We were charged $50 for trying to save the environment and carpool! We could have taken two cars and spent $20. Later we checked and the does website says, $50 for buses and commercial vehicles, but a van full of family should obviously not be a commercial vehicles. If you want to see similar sights for a more reasonable price, check out 17 mile drive.
This is not a very green park. We were penalized for carpooling. The parking fees are crazy. An SUV with 8 people will be charged $10, but a family van with 12 people gets charged $50. So for the SUV people are paying around $1.50 a person. But if you go in a family van you end up paying around $4.00. How does that make any sense? California tries so hard to encourage people to carpool in other places, but they really stick it to people who carpool to a Point Lobos. 17-Mile drive is more rational about their fees and has a much better selection of beaches and tide pools. Skip Point Lobos.
Nice park. It has not difficult beautiful trails. If you have short time to visit park (as in my case) you can go directly to parking lot with short distance to China cove and Bird island. Both places are amazing! You will really enjoy view on China Cove with seals and almost touch the birds on Bird island.
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
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