17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach California Noted as one of the most scenic routes along the California coast, 17 Mile Drive offers a stunning perspective of the natural landscape that is unique to the Carmel Monterey region. The most heavily traveled section of 17 Mile Drive winds through the prestigious Pebble Beach. In addition to oceanfront estates and legendary golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, 17 Mile Drive features an array of natural landmarks such as The Lone Cypress, Fanshell Beach, and Bird and Seal Rocks. A per-vehicle admission fee is charged at the Pebble Beach entrances to access 17 Mile Drive.
Ocean Views from 17 Mile Drive. Carmel Bay View Inn is a charming Carmel hotel located just two miles from Pebble Beach and the famous 17 Mile Drive. With such convenient access to 17 Mile Drive, guests at Carmel Bay View Inn can take advantage of visiting 17 Mile Drive attractions before or after tourist crowds. The early morning hours offer a touch of serenity as the fog slowly lifts over the ocean. Or, enjoy the scenery during sunset when the sky and ocean share an extraordinary color palette. Find deals on hotel rooms at Carmel Bay View Inn for your Carmel vacation.
17 Mile Drive Attractions.
Explore the beautiful sites of 17 Mile Drive on a self-guided motor tour through the Pebble Beach community. A unique landscape, 17 Mile Drive winds through the Del Monte Forest and skirts the rugged shoreline of the Pacific Ocean passing such focal points as The Lone Cypress, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, and Seal Rock. Picnic areas dot the shoreline offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy the scenery at a leisurely pace. The Lone Cypress landmark is a statuesque Monterey Cypress tree that has endured harsh ocean conditions for over 250 years. It is one of the most photographed attractions of the California coast.