Point Lobos – The Crown Jewel of the California State Park System
…….3 Miles south of Carmel on Highway 1
Take a tour!
Have you ever visited a new place and after you left, you just had to go back?
You were in fact compelled to go back? And when you did, you were enveloped in a sense of calm and peacefulness? The rain forest in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica,
Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve are in
this category for me.
Point Lobos is a place of scenic views of the Pacific, crashing waves, varied animal and plant life on 400 acres and 750 underwater acres. Preserved as a state park to protect the grove of Monterey cypress trees (one of only two in the world), it has been called ‘the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world’ by the landscape artist Francis McCombis.