17 Mile Drive, Monterey

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    I wonder where the birdies is...

    by spgood301 Written Jan 31, 2005

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    Bird Island is part of the 17 Mile Drive. Hundreds of birds "hang out" on this small island, a very necessary sanctuary for these beautiful creatures.

    They look like m&m's on my picture, but they really are birds. Honestly.

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    A little slice of Heaven

    by spgood301 Written Jan 31, 2005

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    17 Mile Drive-Pebble Beach

    A highlight of any trip to the Monterey Peninsula must be the 17 Mile Drive,onto the Pebble Beach properties. It has some of the most famous golf courses in the world, big houses, and ocean views that will simply take your breath away.

    It costs $8.50-definitely worth it with some 18 different turnoffs where you can take all the pictures you want. The area is also a wildlife and plant sanctuary. You can see several kinds of birds, other animals and, if you're lucky, seals, otters and sea lions.

    A perfect little spot in the world!

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    The 17 Mile Drive (1)

    by GUYON Written Nov 15, 2004

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    The lonely cypres

    The guide book said it's a road along which you will see more millionaire houses than ocean views.
    May be. But the ocean views are amazing.
    Like the lonely cypres which is the California symbol (on the photograph).

    The entrance for us was free : I have never been debited of the 8$ I pay with my card.

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    Breathtaking views of nature

    by meteorologist1 Written Apr 4, 2004

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    17-Mile Drive

    The 17-mile Drive offers breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay coastline. It is a great place to be part of nature. Hear the sound of waves crashing on the rocky shoreline and smell the air carried in from the sea. There's also more wildlife than you think there is. This scenic route has an entrance fee - $8.00 per vehicle but I think it's well worth the money. This place shouldn't be missed!

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    Drive the 17-Mile Drive.

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 26, 2003

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    17 mile drive!

    17-Mile Drive

    No other stretch of land offers the natural wonder and solace of 17-Mile Drive at Pebbles Beach.
    This magnificent scenice tour hugs the dramatic Pebble Beach coastline and delves dep into the 5,000-acre Del Monte Forest.

    You'll marvel at The Lone Cypress, Seal and Bird Rocks, Fanshell Beach, Point Joe and Carmel Bay. You will be inspired by the natural wonders as you travel this showcase of glorious sights set against the rolling surf and nestled amid protective canopies of cypress.
    Along the way , you'll encounter the emerald fairways of such famous golf courses as The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links.

    Tranquil gatherings of gentle deer, frolicking sealife and enterprising birds will entertain you. You'll see black cormorants, brown pelicans, California sea otters and lazy sea lions in their natural habitat. Colorful wildflowers dot the scene, adorning the cool, soothing hues of the seashore and dunescape.

    I can only say one thing Marvelous!!!!! Aaannnnd @#$$@%@$ I forgot my camera on this tour!!!

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    17 Mile Drive

    by pmarshuk Written Jun 17, 2003

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    Between Monterey and Carmel the route is known as 17 mile drive as you wind your way through the Pebble Beach area. This peninsula is home to some of the best known golf courses in the US : Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Spaniards Bay. Here's a picture of the Lone Cypress tree, the symbol of Pebble Beach

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    17 Mile Drive Tour

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    In 1880, the elegant Hotel Del Monte opened its doors to the public. Among the many diversions available to guests was a horse-drawn carriage ride on a scenic, 17-mile gravel road-a road that ribboned its way around the Monterey Peninsula and through the Del Monte Forest.

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    17 Mile Drive

    by fewgreek Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is where the Pebble Beach Golf Course is located as well as spectacular views of the ocean. You can get great views of sea lions at many of the stops along this drive. You should show up as early as possible to avoid traffic.

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    The 17 Mile Drive

    by MartinR Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    A toll road that takes you around the coast. Some of the views are amazing. We saw Sea Otters, sea lions and seal on our drive. You also see some magnificent house presumably those of the rich and famous, and Pebble Beach golf course (if your interested in golf)

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    Scenic drive

    by DJ_Rolo Written Sep 23, 2005

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    The Lone Cypress, Monterey, CA.
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    Along the 17 mile drive there are many great sites. Here is one of the more popular ones, The Lone Cypress. Its a Cypress tree all on its own at the edge of a cliff.

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    Endless views!

    by MarvintheMartian Written May 8, 2005

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    Dead Cypress, 17 Mile Drive

    Every corner you turn and every where you look you'll see a beautiful landscape or coastline. This is another view on the 17 Mile Drive.

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    Take your time on the 17 mile drive

    by MarvintheMartian Updated May 8, 2005

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    Beautiful beaches

    The coastline is amazing and the views from the cliffs equally so. At the least send half a day here and if you can, bring a picnic and enjoy as much time as you can.

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    The 17 Mile Drive (2)

    by GUYON Written Nov 15, 2004

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    17 Mile Drive

    Brilliant idea to ask money to the tourists to use a road built for millionaires who have their secondary home on the coast.

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    17 Mile Drive

    by zuiko Written Apr 10, 2004

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    Squirrel at 17 Mile Drive

    Very beautiful coastal scenery. The squirrels are so cute and friendly, they will come up to you and pose for you!

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    17 Mile Drive

    by nlswin1 Written Jun 9, 2003

    for a few dollars you can do the 17 mile scenic drive. A coastway around Monterey and Carmel. Famous for the Lone Cypress tree.

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