Point Lobos State Reserve
State / Provincial Park, Preserve
- There are seals everywhere. But the real prize is to catch a glimpse of the sea otters anchoring themselves to the kelp with their feet while breaking open shellfish on a stone on their belly.
- Trade in your car keys for a pair of binoculars while you're here....free!
- Bring comfy tennis shoes for a great hike with perfect ocean views!
- Start by watching the Sea Otters at Whaler's Cove and move along the perimeter until you've come back to where you started.
- One of the most beautiful places on earth. Bring telescope lens to take pictures of the sea lions. Limestone type trail leads you to a great sea lion viewing area!
- Pet a banana slug!
- Park on the road outside and hike in!
- To get down into the pit go north on granite point trail and just after the first stairs go left into a narrow trail that will take you to a great location.
- No dejes de ir a ver los Leones Marinos
- Must wear sneakers! But keep walking & you will find the treasure that is this spot! Watch out for the poison oak too. Leaves of 3 leave them be! Follow the barking to finds the sea lions in the cove!
- No dogs allowed :(
- Sunny day? Then check out China Cove and lay out.
- See the Monterey Cypress in one of only two locations where it still grows in the wild.
- Incredibly gorgeous views of the coast, with ample wildlife to spot! The hike is easy and flat, but not very shaded so bring sunscreen and a hat during summer days.
- Go down the trail and look at the tree.
- Walk the trails.
- Breath taking views! Every photographers dream come true! Wear your gym shoes!
- Take a picnic lunch!
- Summer hours, all visitors must leave by 7PM, so no sunset viewing here, next recommended spot Garrapata State Park a few miles south with spectacular views.
- Head to the whalers cabin where the staff seek out Sea Otters on the telescope.