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Point Lobos State Park | A Photo Journal

Point Lobos State Park | A Photo Journal

Point Lobos State Park via Beyond Ordinary Guides

Visitors and San Franciscans alike think Big Sur or 17-mile drive when they think of a day trip from the city filled with rocky coastline and turquoise blue water.  While both places deliver in those respects, Point Lobos is closer (you pass it on the way down to Big Sur) and cheaper (17 miles drive costs $10 per car).  

For our excursion, we parked outside the Point Lobos State Park entrance along the road and walked a quarter of a mile to the entrance along a poison oak bordered path.  A ranger waited for visitors arriving on foot and sold us a $2 trail map (which we highly recommend).  Stunning vista after breathtaking view, I couldn't get over how scenic Point Lobos was.  I much preferred walking the paths within its bounds versus driving the congested 17-mile drive.  Four hundred pictures, six miles, three hours, and a short video later, we decided to head into Carmel for lunch.

Here are the best shots from the trip.  Enjoy!

The Flancesca Chronicles Part VI | Tanzania

The Flancesca Chronicles Part V | Tanzania