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17-Mile Drive

Monterey, CA 93953
+1 800-654-9300
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US$ 99.00*
and up
Monterey Bay and Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour from San Francisco
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US$ 750.00*
and up
Monterey with Carmel and 17 Mile Drive - Private SUV Tour
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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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“pebble beach” (1,008 reviews)
“lone cypress” (378 reviews)
“golf course” (368 reviews)
Monterey, CA 93953
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful scenic drive, a 'must do' if you are in the area. We drove it ourselves, it was well marked and easy to navigate. Worth the fee , several places to stop along the way for pictures.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

When someone asked, did you visit a forest/beach/a stretch of road that runs around the coast, and you said yes. You may get a strange look unless you're talking about 17 miles drive. I could go o n and on but as they say a...More

Thank Kenneth_Smith
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was very disappointed in this drive. First, you pay $10 to enter the coastal area. You can put it towards purchases made in the area. They make it sound like you will be able to see mansions and special coastal views. Most of the...More

Thank optomdoc
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Enter from Carmel and head left along the ocean. Tell them at the gate that you are headed to the Inn at Pebble Beach for cocktails, and they'll waive the $10 entry fee. You can download a map on their site. Great views. Picture perfect....More

1  Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A lovely drive with great views of the hills, coast and wildlife. Lots of places to stop and admire the scenery. Be ready to pay $10 entry.

Thank terrix2
Reviewed 2 October 2016

$10 charge per car well worth it. Nice drive with outstanding ocean views, beautiful golf courses, view of seals and other sea life, and the famous lone Cyprus Tree. Stop at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and tour the shops, the club house or take...More

Thank Geo G
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

There are so many wonderful places to see and visit in the USA. This is a special one. Amazing views of the Pacific coast Take your time, drive slowly, stop, look, and take pictures. If you are a bike rider this would be very special....More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We almost drove in without paying the 10 dollars to enter as it wasn't clear we had to pay or maybe we were a bit distracted to notice. Lovely beaches, scenic views and places for picnics. We only had a few hours so were quite...More

Thank Ems_1232015
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Love this. Worth the money. Stop at the pull outs along the way for great views and scenery. Deer are everywhere. The cypress is so beautiful. The houses! Wow...$15 million plus mansions with ocean views! It's all such a sight to see. It's a great...More

Thank LittlebearUSA
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the $10, lots of places to stop and we ended up having lunch at the Pebble beach golf club. Views to kill for, an absolute must!

Thank Owlbarn2015
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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.