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Point Lobos State Reserve

You can get some truly breathtaking photos from Point Lobos. There are walking trails that lead you through groves of scenic pines and wildflowers. Don't touch! Poison Oak is very prevalent at Point Lobos. Other trails offer views of playful sea otters and pelicans, and the ocean.

During whale watching season December to May you can catch a glimpse of migrating gray whales. As you walk around the reserve the ocean seems to turn from a deep navy blue to emerald at China Cove.

It's billed as a living museum and cost only $7.00 per car to get into the park. Bring a picnic lunch and dine at one of the picnic tables provided. No wonder this is a favorite of artists and photographers.

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