Things to do in Pebble Beach

Top Things to Do in Pebble Beach

Things to Do in Pebble Beach

Top Attractions in Pebble Beach


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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    The Lone Cypress is 12th point to see while moving on 17-miles Drives. For more than 250 years, the World famous Lone Cypress withstands the weather and human intrusion atop a granite rocky headland overlooking Carmel Bay in the Pacific Ocean. Known as Midway Point on the original 17-miles Drive, the tree is a big Western icon and is one of the most photographed trees in North America. Also, this iconic tree is used as the logo for Pebble Beach Resorts since its start in 1919. The location is a famous Sun-set point for hundreds of visitors waiting in the evening. One can step down some wooden stairs to have better look of the tree. Interesting information about this Monterey cypress is that it grows naturally only in Pebble Beach and one or two other areas in the World.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    The Bird Rock is the 7th point to stop and view while moving on 17-miles Drive. Brown Pelicans, Brandt’s Cormorants, Western Gulls, Sea Lions comes and go from here as per their mating seasons. Seals and Sea Otters stay here the full year. These will be visible with powerful lens only as they stay on a rock in sea with some distance.
    As written there, Bird Rock was covered in 4 to 5 feet of Pelican and Cormorant guano until 1930, when it was harvested as a fertilizer. Sea Lions takes advantage of the cleaned-off perch, and have been sun-bathing here ever since.
    This is the place with good sea views and one can walk long along the sea. Parking and Toilets are there for visitors.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Ghost Tree is the 13th point on the 17-miles drive. Ghost Tree derives its name from the white and gnarly local cypress trees in the area which call to mind ghosts or witches. These trees attract visitors to visit the place. Ghost Trees is a famed big wave surfing location off the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach known as Pescadero Point. On March 9th, 2005, Ghost Tree saw the one of the biggest waves around 60ft in height. Ghost Trees is considered one of the most dangerous waves in the world due to its slab shape, massive boils, strong current, bull kelp, and the underwater labyrinth of natural rock pillars in the impact zone. One can see the abrupt rocks formation in the sea which causes huge waves. This place is near to
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Steve R
    Roseville, CA589 contributions
    Smell of the crashing surf and pine, stunning beauty.

    One of the most amazing places on earth.

    You can walk the beach or on the trails, eat outside for lunch at a Roy's fire table.

    Breath deep.
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Glenn M
    San Francisco, CA959 contributions
    Great spot to check out the surf and also catch a golfer or two. The spot originally had a colorful chap that lived here in a driftwood shack. Now, of course, it's all high class. The 14th hole of the Dunes Course of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club is just off to the left and it's a par three that offers some entertainment - right on the ocean.
    Written 31 December 2020
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  • mini
    Fremont, CA158 520 contributions
    We were driving highway 17 and liked seeing China Rock area again. This is a scenic view of the Pacific Ocean It used to also be the site of a Chinese Village. Thus the name.
    Written 16 September 2020
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Cypress Point Lookout is the 10th spot on the 17-Mile Drive. In 1774, Tomas de la Pena a missionary gave this western-most point on the Monterey Peninsula the name, La Punta de cipreses, or Cypress Point. The name stuck and became official in 1967. After leaving Fanshell Beach Overlook Point and driving uphill deep into Cypress trees through Golf holes and mansions, we reached the Cypress Point Lookout. The place has ample parking and is covered with metal nets on the sea side due to its height from the sea. It is a spectacular spot to catch sunsets on southwest direction. One can see the some seals, sea lions, etc. resting on the sea shore from top.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Seal Rock is the 8th spot on the 17-Mile Drive. It is just after and adjacent to Bird Rock. One can see Seal Rock covered with barking sea lions and harbor seals from the beach and viewing area at parking lot. One can pay and use a telescope installed at parking lot to see the rock full of barking sea lions, harbor seals and some birds. We enjoyed the sea views and the cool breeze there
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Glenn M
    San Francisco, CA959 contributions
    This offers great insight into the history of Pebble Beach and its golfing history. They also have a nice gift shop and sell snacks as well. The exhibits are all first rate as you would expect as are the prices.
    Written 18 December 2020
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    It is the 9th stop on 17-Miles Drive. Fanshell is a rocky beach with some small pockets of sand. There is ample parking space at the view point. Bigger waves can be seen in the sea from here. I tried to capture sea waves through my camera here. After this stop, one has to drive slightly up the hill for next stop on 17-Mile Drive. Nice place to stop.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Restless Sea is the 4th stop in 17-Mile Drive. As the name suggests, the sea is very turbulent at this point and the roaring waves approaching the shore are making rhythmic pleasant sounds. You can spend a long time here just listening to the ocean, the wind and watching the ferocity of the waves. Waves here constantly converge and crash into each other, may be due to rocks beneath and making running rhythms.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Crocker Grove is the 11th stop on the 17-Mile Drive. As you start moving uphill from sea shore, one can find largest and oldest Monterey Cypress trees of the World all around. Some of these trees are 300 years old. It is named after Charles Crocker, the railroad baron responsible for building the luxurious Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, as well as the original 17-Mile Drive in 1881.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    Pescadero Point is the 13th point on the 17-miles drive. A board cautions people there not to do fishing, abaloning, crabbing, skin diving, or picnicking in the area for being protected area. This point is above the sea level at some height. The sea shore is full of zig zag rocks and stones. This makes the waves to make soothing sounds. Nobody is allowed to go down to the sea. When we reached here in evening, sun was about to set. The golden colour evening sun light on the sea was attractive and beautiful. We also saw several dead trees here.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India5 888 contributions
    17-Miles Drive Tour has 17 stops to view and appreciate. Very easy enough to remember 17 stops in 17 miles drive to enjoy. We entered 17-Miles Drive Tour through Morse Gate. 17-Miles Drive Tour entrance fee was USD10.75. They provide a leaflet to describe the whole tour and route map. The tour drives through forests, along the sea, up and down the hills with magnificent, spectacular and scenic views. Pebble Beach, other beaches, several Golf Courses, Walking Trails, Shopping, Hotels, Restaurants, Monterey Cypress Trees, Ghost Trees, Sunset are the main attractions of the 17-Miles Drive. The whole tour takes more than four hours. Plan your visit such that not to miss the Sunset at The Lone Cypress, 12th stop on the tour. A must do drive with nature for all.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • MangAndres
    San Joaquin, CA635 contributions
    This is one of the stops in the 17-mile ride and its a wonderful place to unwind and take pictures. Definitely an instagramable location.
    Written 2 March 2021
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