17-Mile Drive
17-Mile Drive
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Take in the stunning coastal scenery of Monterey along the 17-Mile Drive. This scenic road, which winds through Pebble Beach's gated community, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and other natural landscapes. Amid the beautiful mansions and golf courses, you can see pelicans diving from sea stacks, have a refreshing dip at Fanshell Beach, and watch the seals and sea lions from the Pescadero Point lookout. And don't forget the iconic Lone Cypress tree. There is a toll for non-residents to access 17-Mile Drive, but you can get it reimbursed with a minimum spend at Pebble Beach. Consider a driving tour from San Francisco or a bike tour of Monterey's beautiful coastline. – Tripadvisor
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  • Anne C
    Lansing, Michigan90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous views and a little something for everyone!
    This beautiful drive is well worth the $11.75 price of admission. We stopped off at most of the highlights, to soak in the gorgeous coastal views and scenery. The entire drive was varied enough to please everyone in our group. Beautiful scenery, up close views of spectacular houses, iconic views of the Lone Cypress, and really cool being able to actually visit Pebble Beach golf course. Highly recommended if you like scenic drives.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Bob R
    Grand Lake, Colorado83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice drive, beautiful scenery
    We drove this ourselves, and fortunately picked a day that wasn't too crowded so parking was not an issue. Saw the Lone Cypress, shame that a significant branch broke off due to storm damage but still worth the look. There are fabulous houses that you'll go past, would be nice to have some type of guide to highlight things that you might overlook but didn't see any.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 May 2023
  • pecanpie2205
    Essex, United Kingdom1,054 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Drive
    This drive is a must. You pay a small fee (per car) and receive a map highlighting places to stop along the way. The map is easy to follow. Each stop has parking and information boards. The drive took us over 2 hours and we stopped at most stops. We found the drive very scenic and informative; a fantastic experience.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • PercyAllen
    Fordland, Missouri68 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay.
    We found this didn’t live up to the hype. Maybe because we had just spent the morning at gorgeous Point Lobos. It’s an easy drive and if you are unable to hike or walk long distances, this is a good way to see some scenery.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Honeylocket
    Wales, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good
    Lovely drive, although can be quite busy and cost $11.50 Narrow roads wind along the coast around Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove. Beautiful coastline and wildlife. Little access to beach as this is a marine reserve with nesting sites and special habitats. Recommend if you have time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • SallyPembrokeshire
    Wales, United Kingdom135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic California
    Well worth a visit. We were fortunate enough to take a day trip along the coast and got to see the 17 Mile Drive by coach. Views were stunning over the coastal road. Set within an affluent area with marvellous mansions. We also got to stop off and see the Lone Cypress, (the famous tree) which gave good photo opportunities too!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Isabel O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery, worth paying 12 bucks @ entrance.
    Worth paying 12 bucks at the entrance. Lovely scenery and very clear directions from the map you get at the gate. It takes about 3 hour drive, but we did a lot of stops in each station and took us 4 hours. Really worth our time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • W4KIM
    Boulogne-Billancourt, France15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Une magnifique visite 😍
    Notre visite était géniale ! 🤩 Le parcours est très riche et vaut le détour. On passe par des plages sublimes et la route dans la forêt est magnifique. On passe devant de très belles maisons qui font rêver. Je recommande vraiment de faire cette visite si vous passez par Monterey (Pacific Groove)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • FamilyTraveller
    502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip if you have spare time
    This is worth a trip if you have spare time, especially if you’re a golf fan, but I don’t think it’s a “must do” and isn’t as spectacular as the Big Sur views. It took us a couple of hours. It’s $11.75 per car, but unfortunately the man at our entry point was very grumpy and rude (I have no idea why!). There are some good views of the coast line, and of sea lions on the rocks. There is also the opportunity to see the first tee of Pebble Beach and a good visitor centre there as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • JuliaRose
    North Carolina13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Interesting
    Thoroughly enjoyed. Easy with many pull offs that were not too crowded. Outstanding views of the beautiful blue water by the rocks and wild flowers, some places to get to the water, and of course the sunset. Enjoyed the shops and restaurants and seeing the courses and the cypress trees. The map at the gate was useful to know what to look for at each stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
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Corrado R
Vedano al Lambro, Italy1,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Awesome drive on the oceanfront.
At the gate (12$ fee) they give yo ua map with all the observation points that deserve a stop.
It's really hard to say which is better, from the Lone Cypress to Birds Rock, to other incredible views on the ocean.
Really unmissable when in the area
Written 15 April 2024
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Manish Khanna
Mumbai, India338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a vital part of our amazing drive from Mountain View to LA. We made sure we take Route 1 as much as possible and this section was fabulous.
Stunning views, beaches, scenery. So much to take it, so little time.
We were zipping through too fast. Need to come back and spend more time to take in nature and everything around.
Recommended to ANY ONE and everyone!!
Written 31 March 2024
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LuAnn S
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The 1st 2 stops were clearly marked. It was a guessing game after that. We missed stops 3- 14. Not worth the $12. Do not recommend.
Written 18 March 2024
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Janet_Rovenstine
Lawrence, KS36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A beautiful opportunity to bike the 17 mile drive and see the beautiful ocean and Luxurious homes. Perfect for e-bike enthusiasts.
Written 15 March 2024
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Mzzqueenbee
Hilmar, CA119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It was a beautiful day for a drive on the beach so we took advantage of it. Not a lot of people that day so was easy to pull in the point of view spots.
Written 18 February 2024
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ClockworkNellie
Essex, UK403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We wanted to see the famous lone Cypress Tree so ended up doing 17 mile drive. You do have to pay the $12 fee to drive through, but there are some nice views. Not so bothered about the big houses - most of which you can't see and in any case are just nice houses in a nice place. Nice golf courses. Worth being about to visit the tree and read a bit of the history.
Written 26 January 2024
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Haribean
Bengaluru, India21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
Lovely view of the coast. Plan to spend 3 hours. Must visit.
You have to pay an entry fee of about $10.
Written 30 December 2023
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Roary
Vancouver, Canada3,081 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I was in the area for another reason, but a friend told me about the 17 Mile Drive, and since I had a free morning, I went. I'm glad I did. Entrance fee is $11.75, but is credited if you eat at any of the restaurants. Once you pay at the gate, the attendant hands over a visitors map. I pulled into the parking lot and looked over map before venturing on. Fortunately, just about all the sights are in a circular path so as long as you stay on the drive, you see all marking all the major stop without really needing to look at the map. The drive is quite nice, and the ocean side stops are worth getting out for the view. I didn't know that the Pebble Beach Golf Course is one of the stops, so that was really nice to see a place to stretch your legs a little longer to visits the shops and visitor center. I'm glad I stopped here for the drive. If I had the extra time, I would've loved to bike around the area instead.
Written 20 December 2023
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joannalouisebrooks
Georgetown, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Easy to locate and drive, the 17 mile drive was a delightful and stunning way to spend a few hours. We took our time and savoured the different views. We even saw sea lions sunning themselves.
Written 14 December 2023
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focusport22
178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was a very nice drive. We went early in the morning so it wasn’t as crowded which was nice. There were a ton of see lions to see.
If you eat at one of the pebble beach restaurants you can get the entrance fee deducted from the bill.
Written 26 November 2023
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