Located in the Del Monte Forest, 17-Mile Drive curves between Carmel and Pacific Grove, with the ocean on the right and multimillion-dollar estates and world-famous golf courses on the left. Of the five entrances, the one at Pacific Grove (accessible via Sunset Drive) is the most popular. The route is free to bikers and pedestrians, but drivers must pay a per-car fee. Note that motorcycles are prohibited.
Along the way, numbered pull-offs have intriguing names like Spy Glass Hill (#12). Be sure to look out on the rocks for Lone Cypress (#16). This very wind-swept tree, a symbol of Pebble Beach, is estimated to be more than 250 years old. Ghost Tree (#17) is near Pescadero Point, where signposts warn of “large unexpected waves that will sweep people off their feet.”
CA Hwy. 1
- Pacific Grove, California 93953
- 36.56755400, -121.93708000
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- (831) 624-3811