” The Crown Jewel of the State Park System”
Looking to my left I see a steep drop off of vegetation leading to aqua marine coastal waters. Looking to my right I see a heard of deer grazing 10 feet away from me. Wow… this is Point Lobos! I spot two bucks fighting without a care as to all the humans in awe snapping pictures of them. I slowly inch my way forward, my heart is beating so fast, not because I’m scared that they’ll attack me, but because I would feel so bad if they ran away ruining the moment for everyone. But I just had to see!
Located right next to Carmel, a beautiful quaint town that looks like it came right out of a story book, Point Lobos is a site to see. There are many trails in the area that make for great scenic strolls. We did the Cypress grove trail which is a .8 mile out and back loop taking you along the coastline and some rare Monterey cypress trees. Today we were a little unlucky because the sky was so gloomy making all the colors not as vibrant, but the ocean water still showed patches of a beautiful aqua blue. I can only imagine how beautiful this place would be on a sunny day.
- Once you enter the park keep driving all the way to the back. That’s where you’ll find a parking lot next to the path to walk along the coastline.
- Carmel is right next to here to make a pitstop, get some good food and have some wine.