Point Lobos: The Greatest Meeting of Land and Water

Point Lobos is the Greatest Meeting of Land and Water in the World as described by the landscape artist Francis McComas (1875-1938). It is also considered a “crown jewel” of California State Park System. Located just south of of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California at the North end of Big Sur coast of the Pacific Ocean, it is the ultimate escape from the city to do various activities like hiking, sunbathing, swimming, scuba diving,photography, bird/ whale watching, and more. The shoreline is formed by a mixture of sandy or pebble beaches, rocky coves, small islands and sheer cliffs, while inland are several bushy knolls, patches of pine/oak woodland, flower-filled meadows and grasslands. It is inhabited with different types  of marine mammals and various species of birds.

This place is huge and there are many trails that you can choose from to go to different destinations that you want to see. There are big maps posted on the entrance but if you want a printed one, you gotta have to pay $2 for it. What I did is just take a picture of the Map so I don’t need to buy one.

I took the South Plateau Trail which  led me to the 3 places I wanna see the most: The Gibson Beach (Sandy Beach), China Cove and Bird Island. It is an easy 15-20 minute hike before you could see the breathtaking view of the coast.

Here is the first view that I saw- The Gibson Beach.

The Sandy beach also known as Gibson Beach. The water is so clear, it reminds me of Coron, Palawan, Philippines.

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The Bird Trail

Bird Island- just 5-10 minute walk from the beach

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This place is beyond amazing especially if you see it in person. It took my breath away the minute I saw the ocean view. I love the thrill of seeing the clear water, the rock formations, the birds, and feeling the pebble sand with my barefeet. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. It was so serene, almost as if the view could heal. Experiencing nature is a wonderful feeling.

What’s your favorite hiking place?


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