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About Point Lobos SNR – Headland Cove in Carmel, California

Headland Cove in Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is known more for wildlife watching than for frolicking on the hard to reach beach. While walking along the Sea Lion Point Trail or the Cypress Grove Trail you can look down on this scenic cove, but otherwise it is difficult to enter from any trail. Point Lobos is a true gem of the California state park system. Plan to spend a full-day here exploring the trails and looking at the rocky coves. Parking spaces here can fill up entirely on nice days so plan to get here early.

62 California 1
Carmel, CA 93923
Park Name
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed in the reserve - even in cars
Fee for parking
Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Whale Watching
Map of Point Lobos SNR – Headland Cove
Carmel-by-the-Sea, US
8:14 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 59°F
L: 57° H: 62°
Feels like 58.48 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 1.18
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:02 am
Sunset: 8:25 pm
Humidity 87 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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