17-mile Drive, Monterey

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Address: 17-mile-drive, Monterey, California

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Time Required: 04:30 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Beach, Golf Course, Scenic Drive, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Hill, Picnic Spot

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Before the aquarium, this was everyone’s favourite reason to visit Monterey. Breath-taking coastal views along the Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove as well as sections though historical areas make this unmissable. There are four primary ways to enter the drive main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove. Now, along this route, you’ll want to stop and take pictures occasionally, so be prepared. Some of the sights you’ll want to take in include:

  • Vistas of golf courses such as golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach.
  • High vistas around 600 feet above the sea level.
  • Bird Rock
  • Point Joe
  • Pescadero Point – Site of the Witch Tree / Ghost Tree landmark.
  • Fanshell Beach
  • Seal Point
  • Lone Cypress – One of the most recognised and photographed trees in America. It’s located between Cypress Point Golf Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links; is 250 years old; and is held in place by cables.

The drive is famous for regularly inspiring artists to paint. There are plenty of places and scenic spots along the drive where you can sit down for a picnic. And fun fact? The Pebble Beach corporation is partially owned by Clint Eastwood.

17-mile Drive Information

  • Motorcycles are not allowed into the Pebble Beach gated community.
  • Pictures of the Lone Cypress cannot be used commercially.

17-mile Drive Ticket Prices

  • USD 10 toll for driving through the Pebble Beach gated community (not required if you’re invited by a community resident, have hotel reservations, or plan to dine here)

Restaurants Near 17-mile Drive

  • Restaurants at Pebble Beach or other communities

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