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    WORLD FAMOUS 17 MILE DRIVE

    by travelgourmet Updated Sep 17, 2012

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    The one and only world famous 17 mile drive is a private toll road and is located throughout the Pebble Beach and Del Monte Forest area of Carmel. It is one of the most beautiful sights to visit, with the landscapes of land and sea meeting each other in rocky magnificence.

    Within this area are world class golf courses, such as the Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Also to be seen is one of California's most photographed trees, the Lone Cypress. Many vantage stops are on the 17 mile drive with vistas that make you just gasp in awe.

    More pictures of this magnificent drive is in my Pebble Beach travelogue.

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    Seal Rock and Beach Birthing Station

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    I've included this tip in the pebble beach area of the tips since the seal rock and the harbor seal beach for exclusive use of harbor seals and birthing station is located in the pebble beach part of the 17 mile drive. The area is near the world famous lone cypress tree.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Go to Carmel By the Sea

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    Carmel By The Sea is just a few miles south of Pebble Beach and while driving along the 17 mile drive, you can take the Carmel exit of the 17 mile drive to go to this quaint artistic and luxe shopping town. Please See my Tips on Carmel at my Carmel pages.

    Carmel By the Sea is a quaint town in the Monterey Peninsula, located about 90 miles north of Hearst Castle and is a quaint destination in itself where you can go high end shopping in it's upscale and stylish strip malls and the assorted art galleries that made the town famous where you can buy expensive art pieces. plus it is one of the original 21 Spanish Missions in California and where the Iconic Spanish Friar Junipero Serra is Buried. Thanks a lot to old Clint Eastwood to Make the Town a big blip in the Map of California. A Side to to Monterey and 17 Mile Drive in Pacific Grove which are nearby can be done.

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    Go To Monterey

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    Monterey is about a 5 mile drive to Carmel and Pacific Grove and is made popular by the Cannery row by novelist John Steinbeck (will do more detailed monterey tips on my monterey pages). There are lots of activities and things to do at the Monterey Peninsula and bay plus the fact that is was the former capital of the Great State of California during the Spanish and Mexican Period. Activities include strolling at the Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Jazz festival, the fisherman's wharf and more. When in Monterey, a side trip to Carmel and 17 mile drive and pebble beach is a must. (pls see my separate tips on My Monterey Pages).

    address is: Monterey, CA 93942

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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the main center of commercial activity in the 17 mile drive. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and has a hundred plus upscale rooms plus suites, small number of shops, a wine store and some restaurants within the premises. I will do a separate shopping tips for it.

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Lone Cypress

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    This Rare Monterey Cypress is the Iconic Symbole of Pebble Beach and the 17 mile drive plus The Lone Cypress Tree is the only living entity to be trademarked. This is the recent pictures of this iconic lone cypress tree with the vista point now further away from the tree that you have to use an ultrazoom camera to get closer to the tree.

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Ghost Tree

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    It is actually not a ghost tree but a dried out and dead Monterey Cypress Tree that is why it has turned into a white shell of a tree. This ghost tree is near the Famous Lone Cypress tree and is one of the famous photo stops in the 17 mile drive. While Taking close pictures if the lone cypress, you will pass by these ghost tree.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Spanish Bay Beach Rocky Outcroppings

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    Spanish Bay is located along the 17 mile drive and was named as a tribute to Spanish Explorer Don Gaspar de Portola, who camped here with his ship's crew in 1769 and is the first major stop along the 17 mile drive. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Spanish Bay Beaches

    by machomikemd Written May 12, 2012
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    Spanish Bay is located along the 17 mile drive and was named as a tribute to Spanish Explorer Don Gaspar de Portola, who camped here with his ship's crew in 1769 and is the first major stop along the 17 mile drive. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    The 18th Hole at The Lodge of Pebble Beach

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2012
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    The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the main center of commercial activity in the 17 mile drive. The Lodge at Pebble Beach envelopes the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and has a hundred plus upscale rooms plus suites, small number of shops, a wine store and some restaurants within the premises. I will do a separate shopping tips for it. It is here in the 18th hole were the climax of previous American Open Championships and US PGA Sanctioned Tour Golf Tournaments ends and they even have a faux US Open Champion Claret Jug you can have your picture taken hehehe.

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    The Links At Spanish Bay

    by machomikemd Updated May 11, 2012
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    The Links at Spanish Bay is one of the 8 golf courses or golf links located here at the Pebble Beach area of which the Pebble Beach Golf Links are the Most expensive and the Spy Glass Hill Golf Links being the cheapest. The Spanish Bay Golf Links is the second most expensive golf link in the area and offers stunning views of the rugged pacific ocean and the majority of the golf course was built along the dunes of the Monterey Peninsula.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Spy Glass Hill Golf Links

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2012
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    Pebble Beach host a number of golf links inside the area and at present, there are 8 golf links inside of which the most popular and least expensive is the Spy Glass Hill Golf Course, it is the most affordable golf links in the area of which the pebble beach golf links (home of the US Open and A T & T Open) is the most expensive. plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Huckleberry Hill

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2012
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    Huckleberry Hill, at a high elevation, is known for its native huckleberry bushes surrounding the area and is one of the stops along the 17 mile drive in Pebble Beach and is known as having the highest elevation among the hills along the area (it has a 784 feet elevation) and has lots of hiking and biking paths where can spend a day to to.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    17 Mile Drive

    by machomikemd Written May 11, 2012
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    The Pebble Beach Area is part of the 17 mile drive.

    the 17 mile drive is one of the most wonderful attractions in Monterey County. This is a private enclave straddling the Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Monterey and Carmel Towns and is where the world famous pebble beach golf course, home of the US Open, is located. It also has the less expensive Spy Glass Hill Golf Course plus other assorted areas of Interest like the rocky outcroppings along the drive in the beaches, the famous lone cypress, the Spanish Bay and more. The 17 mile drive provides vistas of golf courses including Spyglass Hill, Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. After reaching Carmel Way, and the exit to Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive then heads northeast to the Highway 68/Highway 1 interchange, where one can exit, or continue to loop along the higher vistas of 17-Mile Drive, some of which offer views from more than 600 feet above sea-level. The full loop will take you back to the Pacific Grove Gate at Sunset Drive, roughly a distance of 17 miles hence the name.

    The 17-Mile Drive is a 17 miles (27 km) long scenic loop having five entrances, including one at California State Route 1 and one at Pacific Grove off Sunset Drive and you have to pay an entrance fee of $ 9.50 per person to enter it (will be free if you dine at any restaurants inside the pebble beach and have them validate your admission ticket and the guardhouse will refund the price upon exit).

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    Pebble Beach, - A golfer's Mecca

    by Odinnthor Written Oct 21, 2009

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    Pebble Beach is on the ocean between Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, once presided over by Clint Eastwood as Carmel's major. This golf course is widely sough out by golf enthusiasts, with many major golf tournaments held there. Pebble Beach is as close to Carmel as the length of the golfcourse. Monterey is just a couple of miles up the road on the north side. There are of course several hotels in Carmel proper, and a number of hotels in Monterey. About 30 miles east of Pebble Beach is the good size farming town of Salinas with a number of additional hotels.

    There are many sights to be seen in the area, if you are so inclined. Check out places like Monterey and Carmel of course, and then, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium (a must see), 17 Mile Drive, and of course if you have time, take a drive down south on Hwy 1, through Big Sur, - and if you have a little more time, a t the southern end of Big Sur, is San Simeon with the Hearst Castle. If you cannot go that far, check out the virtual tour on the website asn see what you are missing.....d;o)

    There are a number of other things to see and do, but this will give you a good start.

    http://www.canneryrow.com/
    http://www.monterey.org/
    http://www.carmelcalifornia.com/
    http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/
    http://www.pebblebeach.com/page.asp?pageName=_17_Mile_Home
    http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/
    http://www.hearstcastle.org/

    Review and research the sites above. I used to do five star tours through this area, so I am fairly familiar with it.

    There is a delightful market right next to the clubhouse where you can purchase a picnic lunch, and then ride down the Big Sur coast, and stop at any of the many great spots along the way and have a picnic lunch.

    The 18th hole of the golf course is a golfer's nemesis and is to be savored like fine wine.

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