A rugged coastline, the majestic, deep blue ocean, crashing waves, and scenic trails. This describes the beautiful views you will enjoy at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel, CA. Located just 3 miles south of Carmel, CA, this California State Park is a must see if you are ever in the Monterey and Carmel areas.
We started out our morning on a trail that lead us to Whalers Cove. This area used to be home to a flourishing whaling and abalone industry and there is a cultural history museum housed in what was once a fisherman’s cabin.
Leaving Whalers Cove, we caught a connecting trail to the Cypress Cove trail, which has the most absolutely stunning views of the coast. We hike this trail on each visit to Carmel and Point Lobos and I never tire of the beauty of this area.
As you wander along the Monterey Cypress trees and the headlands, keep an eye out for migrating gray whale during the winter and early spring. You might also catch a glimpse of a sunbathing sea lion on the outer rocks or down in one of the coves.
We were not fortunate enough to see any migrating whales this year but we did happen across some deer out grazing in the meadow.
For this leisurely hike, I chose a comfortable pair of yoga pants, a long sleeve athletic top, and my favorite Columbia fleece. I also made sure to pull on my favorite sneakers by On. These are the shoes I wear every week to my training classes and they are extremely light weight and feel like you are walking on a cloud with every step.
I hope you enjoyed the scenery I was able to share with you from Point Lobos Natural Reserve. I truly hope you get a chance to visit if you are ever in the Carmel and Monterey, California area. You will not be disappointed.
Next stop….Grand Cayman Island!!
Until the next post stay stylish and comfortable.