17 Mile Drive - Monterey, California

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Just a few miles down the coast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the 17 Mile Drive. It winds its way along the coast, ending up by the Pebble Beach Golf Course. The route is open from dawn to nearly dusk, and has a number of very beautiful viewpoints throughout.

There are many areas where you can pull over and stop to admire the scenery, and some of the beach areas have picnic areas if you want to spend the day and bring your lunch or dinner.  The pictures below are from two different trips, each one with significantly different weather. The weather can get a bit cold and windy, even with the sun shining, so be sure to bring a warm jacket.

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(Pictures are 50-100K each)

Monterey Coast

Monterey Coast

Rocky Beach

Rocky Beach

Turbulent Ocean

Turbulent Ocean

Rock Formations

Rock Formations

Rocks

Rocks

Weird Weather

Weird Weather

Coast

Coast

Coast

Coast

Rocks

Rocks

Lone Cypress

Lone Cypress

Cypress

Cypress

Dead Wood

Dead Wood

Coast

Coast

Dead Wood

Dead Wood

Coastal Home

Coastal Home

Coast

Coast

Rocks

Rocks

Rocks

Rocks

Rock Formations

Rock Formations

Rocks

Rocks

Coastal Home

Coastal Home

Dead Wood

Dead Wood

 

 

 

 

 

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