Bike & hike in Monterey, Pacific Grove & Carmel, California

Location: Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel, California
Date: Thanksgiving 2006
Duration: four days
Distance: 20 miles
Transportation: car, bike, foot
Viewed: 5944 times
Comments: 1
Four days in Pacific Grove for the Thanksgiving Week-End 2006.
We left San Francisco on Novembre 23rd, drove down Highway 1 to Pacific Grove and spent four days hiking on the shore trails and biking on the 17 Mile Drive between Monterey and Carmel, through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.

Pacific Grove happened to be a great location to spend these few nights as it was a very quite location and a short walking distance to the shoreline at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula. It's easy to come enjoy the sunset on the Pacific Ocean and listen to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.
Evenings are a bit too quite though in terms of access to any kind of restaurant. Driving towards downtown Monterey remained the only solution for late dinners. Therefore it's tough to just drop off your car and forget about it.
The Sunset Inn motel provided a complimentary breakfast that was enough to get us started until lunch time.

 Driving down the coast to Monterey 
 Half Moon Bay and Mavericks surf spot in the background
Driving down the coast to Monterey
Half Moon Bay and Mavericks surf spot in the background
 Ano Nuevo State Park 
 where elephant seals come to mate and give birth 
 Visits are organized by park rangers during the season
Ano Nuevo State Park
where elephant seals come to mate and give birth
Visits are organized by park rangers during the season
 Sunset Inn Motel in Pacific Grove 
 near the shoreline at the tip of the Monterey peninsula 
 affordable, comfortable and quite
Sunset Inn Motel in Pacific Grove
near the shoreline at the tip of the Monterey peninsula
affordable, comfortable and quite
 Room 101 
 Spacious and comfortable 
 Short walking distance to the shoreline 
 easy access to the 17 Mile Drive and its trails
Room 101
Spacious and comfortable
Short walking distance to the shoreline
easy access to the 17 Mile Drive and its trails
 Inside room 101 
 A crib fits easily between the fireplace and the bed 
 leaving plenty of room for moving around
Inside room 101
A crib fits easily between the fireplace and the bed
leaving plenty of room for moving around
 Trail along Spanish Bay 
 open only to pedestrians 
 The proximity of the Pacific Grove motels make it easily accessible
Trail along Spanish Bay
open only to pedestrians
The proximity of the Pacific Grove motels make it easily accessible
 On the trail through Spanish Bay
On the trail through Spanish Bay
 Surf spot in Spanish Bay
Surf spot in Spanish Bay
 Spanish Bay resort
Spanish Bay resort
 Spanish Bay golf course and resort
Spanish Bay golf course and resort
 Spanish Bay golf course
Spanish Bay golf course
 Spanish Bay Beach
Spanish Bay Beach
 Spanish Bay shore
Spanish Bay shore
 Harbor seals in Monterey 
 at the start of Andy Jacobsen Park 
 Bikes and trailers can be rented not far from here downtown Monterey
Harbor seals in Monterey
at the start of Andy Jacobsen Park
Bikes and trailers can be rented not far from here downtown Monterey
 Harbor seals 
 Following the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail leads to Pacific Grove 
 and the entrance of the 17 Mile Drive
Harbor seals
Following the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail leads to Pacific Grove
and the entrance of the 17 Mile Drive
 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
 Monterey shoreline
Monterey shoreline
 End of Ocean View Boulevard 
 and beginning of Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
End of Ocean View Boulevard
and beginning of Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
 Deer in El Carmelo Cemetery 
 accross the street from the Sunset Inn motel in Pacific Grove
Deer in El Carmelo Cemetery
accross the street from the Sunset Inn motel in Pacific Grove
 Beginning of Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
Beginning of Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
 Ocean front property along Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
Ocean front property along Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove
 Near the Municipal Golf Links
Near the Municipal Golf Links
 Around Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Around Spyglass Hill Golf Course
 Along the shore on the 17 Mile Drive
Along the shore on the 17 Mile Drive
 Around China Rock
Around China Rock
 Cypress Point as we approach Pebble Beach
Cypress Point as we approach Pebble Beach
 Fanshell Overlook
Fanshell Overlook
 Bird Rock
Bird Rock
 Downtown Carmel
Downtown Carmel
 Lovers on a bench in downtown Carmel
Lovers on a bench in downtown Carmel
 Cormorans In Monterey
Cormorans In Monterey
 Seagull in Monterey
Seagull in Monterey

(1) COMMENTS
On January 16, 2013 - 16:53 (GMT) from Kristine:

Thank you for sharing your pictures! I have downloaded most for my screensaver as they remind me of home. I grew up in Alameda and now live in Michigan and haven't been home in too long -
Also, thanks for the tip about the Sunset Motel. My Sweetie and I are hopefully traveling the coast soon and I will keep this in my file.
You should try out the coastline of Lake Michigan in Michigan..lovely but saltless :) Up by Sleeping Bear Dunes is breathtaking.
Thanks again,
Kris

ADD YOUR OWN COMMENT




  Travel   |  Images   |  Videos   |  Archive   |  Links   |  Contact Us   |  About Us   |  Rss   |  Home 
Copyright © 2009-2016 DREAMPUSHER - All rights reserved.