Cruise Along the Scenic 17-Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula
Just getting to Pebble Beach is an attraction all on its own. Travel along the 17- Mile Drive on the Carmel coast by car or bike, which is one of the best-known scenic drives in the world. Tourists come from all over to capture the visuals of the stretch that runs along the Pacific Coast from Pacific Grove down to Pebble Beach. Famous for the magnificent coastline and Del Monte Forest, the journey offers jaw-dropping scenery along the way. At the end of the journey, you'll arrive at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, where visitors can play golf where the pros play, enjoy a game of tennis, hit the stores for great shopping, or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the casual or fine dining restaurants. During the 17-mile drive to Pebble Beach, you can expect to catch glimpses of the seaside wildlife enjoying the views as well. Motorcycles are prohibited and even though the drive is just 17 miles, travelers should allow 3-5 hours to allocate time for stops, sightseeing, and taking pictures.
The entrance fee into Pebble Beach Resorts and 17-Mile Drive is $10 per vehicle. Activities cost extra once at the beach resort. Those on bicycles can enter for free, but motorcycles are not allowed.
The gates are manned 24 hours a day, although it is highly recommended to do the 17-Mile Drive between sunrise and sunset for optimal viewing.
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What are the popular landmarks on the 17-Mile Drive?
Drive past The Lone Cypress, the eternal symbol of Pebble Beach. Stop to see the seals at Fanshell Overlook and enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks at the scenic Spanish Bay. Finally, at the end of the drive, you’ll arrive at the Lodge at Pebble Beach where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and a round of golf.
What are the best restaurants in Pebble Beach?
After a long 17-mile drive, visitors can enjoy coastal cuisine at Pebble Beach. Renowned chefs serve up diverse culinary delights ranging from fine dining to casual bites. The most popular restaurants to check out while visiting Pebble Beach are Stillwater Bar & Grill, The Tap Room, The Terrace Lounge and Pebble Beach Market, where you can grab items to-go for a picnic meal.