Just getting to Pebble Beach is an attraction all on its own. Travel along the 17- Mile Drive along 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 that are both notable and iconic. At the end of the journey, you'll arrive at the Lodge at Pebble Beach where visitors can play golf where the pros play, hit a round of tennis, hit the stores for great shopping, or enjoy a delicious meal from casual to fine. During the 17-mile drive to Pebble Beach, you can expect to see the seaside wildlife that are enjoying the views as well. Sorry, Motorcycles are prohibited. Even though the drive is just 17 miles, riders should allow 3-5 hours to make this drive to allot time for stopping, 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 known landmarks will I drive pass on the 17 Mile Drive?
Drive past The Lone Cypress, the eternal symbol of Pebble Beach. Stop to see the seals at Fanshell Overlook, while Spanish Bay offers a scenic place to enjoy a picnic lunch on the rocks. Finally at the end of the drive, you’ll arrive at the Lodge at Pebble Beach for shopping, a delicious meal or a few rounds of golf.
Is there Dining once I'm in Pebble Beach?
After a long 17- mile drive, visitors can enjoy coastal cuisine at Pebble Beach. Renowned chefs serve up savory fare from finer dining to a casual bites. 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.