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Monterey, California831-204-1269

17-Mile Drive: Scenic Drives and Coastal Beauty

For the best coastal seascapes in California, visitors flock to travel this scenic stretch for inspiring views that hugs the Pacific Ocean on the Carmel coast. Drive 17 miles while admiring the coastal views and wildlife making stops along the way. Drive through the Del Monte Forest, stop to see the seals at Fanshell Overlook, and pass The Lone Cypress, the eternal symbol of Pebble Beach. Keep an eye out for Point Joe, Bird Rock, Spanish Bay, and the legendary golf courses along the way and look out for the sea lions and seals sunbathing on the rocky shores. There are four entrances to the 17-Mile Drive, with the main once just under five miles from Days Inn Monterey Fisherman's Wharf/Aquarium.


Prices -

$10.25 entrance fee per car.

Hours -

Daily:  24 hours/day


  • AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
  • Concours d'Elegance
  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine


  • Driving Tour
  • Bike Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Strolling
  • Photo-Ops
  • Wildlife


  • What is there to do along 17-Mile Drive besides drive?

    In addition to seeing the scenic sights from your car on the 17-Mile Drive, you can make the journey by bike.  There are plenty of picnic destinations including one at Spanish Bay, and the photo-ops are endless. Make stops to see the wildlife along the coast and in the forest or end your journey on the green fairways for a round of golf.
  • Can you see any wildlife from 17-Mile Drive?

    Yes, you'll have a good chance of spotting some wildlife along the 17-Mile Drive. Situated just off the coastline, Bird Rock is where seagulls and shorebirds are known to convene. If you're lucky, some harbor seals and California sea lions may also make a guest appearance on Seal Rock. Other wildlife that may appear are deer, humpback whales, pelicans, cormorants, otters, and squirrels.

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