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17-Mile Drive at Pacific Grove, California

17-Mile Drive

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17-Mile Drive

Winding around the sinuous curves of the coast of California, 17-Mile Drive is one of the most beautiful driving routes in the world. Dotted with rocky inlets, sandy beaches and picture-perfect picnic stops, this scenic drive offers a multitude of photo opportunities and breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the natural treasures of 17-Mile Drive, and you'll also find opportunities for shopping and dining along the way.


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$9.75 (to access the section within Pebble Beach)

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Picnics, shopping and dining along the route


  • Spend an entire day exploring coastal stops and vistas
  • Picnic alongside the Pacific Ocean
  • Visit The Lone Cypress, one of California's most enduring landmarks
  • Eat dinner and shop at The Lodge at
    Pebble Beach
  • Stroll around the shoreline at Spanish Bay


Much of 17-mile drive is free, but to access the part of the route inside the Pebble Beach community, it will cost you $9.75. The scenic drive is well worth the money, and you’ll receive a map of the area to help you locate points of interest.

Dining Options

You’ll find several restaurants and dining options along the route (and you may even get a discount with your proof of entrance ticket), however the best eating experience on 17-Mile Drive involves a picnic basket. Load up your favorite easy meal and find one of the numerous areas with picnic tables and benches, and enjoy some of the best coastal scenery in the world as a backdrop to your lunch.


What are the main sights to see?

Lone Cypress Tree is the main attraction on this scenic route, and other favorite stopping points include Bird Rock and Seal Rock - stones that resemble their namesake animals.

Are there any restrictions on the road?

Motorcyclists are not allowed on 17-Mile Drive, however cyclists and pedestrians can enough the route for free.

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