Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress
4.5
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA2,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
So first of all, I gave this a 5 star due to the overall location and the 17 mile drive that you take to see the Lone Cypress. The entire drive is beautiful with many places to stop to walk around and/or view the scenery. For the Lone Cypress, you park and walk just a short way down to the viewing platform to take a picture of the 250 year old Lone Cypress. I would not go out of my way to see this alone, but as a stop on the 17 mile drive, it is definetely worth a picture of this iconic tree.
Written 28 September 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic view point, enhanced by a romantic story of the Lone Cypress.
Even without the story, the view of the tree across the backdrop of the ocean is stunning and is probably the best looking place in the entire 17-mile drive.
Written 19 May 2023
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Lisha S
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Don’t spend the 15 dollars for the entry to Pebble Beach. Just head south on 1 and take a right toward the mission in Carmel by the Sea. The most beautiful beach - Pebble Beach is right there and there are many beautiful cypress trees on the dunes. The lone Cypress is propped up by all kinds of support these days. If you want to see it by all means there are lots of tourists taking selfies on the golf course but you risk getting hit by a rogue golf ball. If you REALLY want to see the kelp beds find a kayak rental and cruise in and out of the rocky coast. Lots of otters pop up and it’s just beautiful to go on a foggy day when the water is calm and there’s no wind. Stunning.
Written 5 May 2023
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Lone Cypress is one of the most attraction. It is the 12th point on the 17 Mile drive. For more than 250 years this has braved the elements atop its rocky pedestal looking the Pacific Ocean. It is the middle way point in the 17 Mile drive. Excellent site.
Written 28 September 2022
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must_travel_soon_10
Mississauga, Canada1,713 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
There are some very spectacular sites and vistas on the peninsula, this one has been over-hyped to be one of them. Interesting, but not spectacular.
Written 28 May 2022
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The Lone Cypress is 12th point to see while moving on 17-miles Drives. For more than 250 years, the World famous Lone Cypress withstands the weather and human intrusion atop a granite rocky headland overlooking Carmel Bay in the Pacific Ocean. Known as Midway Point on the original 17-miles Drive, the tree is a big Western icon and is one of the most photographed trees in North America. Also, this iconic tree is used as the logo for Pebble Beach Resorts since its start in 1919. The location is a famous Sun-set point for hundreds of visitors waiting in the evening. One can step down some wooden stairs to have better look of the tree. Interesting information about this Monterey cypress is that it grows naturally only in Pebble Beach and one or two other areas in the World.
Written 27 April 2022
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rmc1341
Cary, NC224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
You have to get a picture here! This is the most popular spot on 17 miles drive. worth it, Beatiful.
Written 2 March 2022
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Cathy L
Leland, NC496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Again, one of those things you have to see, no matter how many times you drive 17 Mile Drive. I have numerous photos of the tree but this is the first time I have seen it since the 2019 storm took a third of it down.
Written 6 August 2021
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Sub2000
New York City, NY20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Not much here to see. Snapped a quick picture and left. It's a pretty setting. But so is most of the coastline.
Written 15 June 2021
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Bidule05
France1,604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We went to Cypress point lookout, with:
- its very fine promontories, allowing panoramic viewpoints on Monterey Bay and the Pacific
- its beautiful coves and coastal hiking trails
Written 10 May 2021
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