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17-Mile Drive

Monterey, CA 93953
+1 800-654-9300
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US$ 750.00*
and up
Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour
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US$ 99.00*
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Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco
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Seals bask on the beach and pelicans perch on rocky cliffs along this famous drive that passes through many popular spots.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The $10.25 entrance fee goes directly into the coffers of the Penble Beach developers, but it's probably worth it to see pricey real estate, breathtaking golf courses, and outstanding views.

Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great drive with lots to see. I'd recommend planning for 2-3 hours if you want to stop frequently to take it all in. This place is beautiful.

Thank BrentE86
Reviewed 3 days ago

The views and stops along the drive are fantastic. However as you meander through the coastal golf course, you get to see the rugged beauty of the coastline.You get the chance to see and hear the Sea Lions on the small islands just off the...More

Thank nkfox
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is nothing wrong with the vista's along this drive but having traveled extensively in Cal I can assure you there are hundreds of miles of shoreline equally as spectacular as this. In reality only about 1/2 of this drive is coastline. The rest is...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove around 17 mile drive at our leisure an it was gorgeous. We stopped at the markers of each mile and got out and had a wander around and took in the glorious vistas. We walked along a beautiful beach, admired the amazing houses...More

Thank holibobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive when the weather is nice. Have done it twice on bright sunny days and the views were spectacular. Don't know how good it would be on a cloudy/rainy day. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful sites in America. Well worth the ten dollar toll! The view of the ocean along this drive is absolutely breathtaking.

Thank pickydiner59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something relaxing and serene about watching waves crash into the cliffs as you sit amongst the sun bleached trees. You know what isn't relaxing? Paying 10 dollars to drive through the gated community and posh golf courses. There was an odd vibe to...More

Thank Johnny W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to spend this year’s Thanksgiving weekend in a Pebble Beach community. Our rented home On Marcheta Lane afforded us easy access to the 17-mile drive. We spent gorgeous mornings on the Bird Rock Point watching the waves crash, the sea gulls swooping...More

Thank Bokuli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth any and every stop! Scenery is so beautiful that you have to plan plenty of time to stop and contemplate the nature and take pictures!

Thank Dchiarion
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Julia B
5 September 2017|
Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
On 17 Mile Drive there are stops where you can get out and the shore is right there. Most places have handicap parking so bring your parking card
Annette R
10 August 2017|
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Response from fyremaven | Reviewed this property |
Remember the homes you can "see" while driving along the 17 mile drive are PRIVATE homes and if you trespass or act too nosy around their property line they may not like it. The private houses are not part of a tour even... More
Sarah S
8 June 2017|
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Response from MomtoAmanda | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are an experienced bike rider, I would suggest not riding bikes. The drive is very curvy and somewhat hilly, plus, you wouldn't be able to take in all the scenery.