S.F. Bay Area
Monterey and Area Attractions
— Pebble Beach
Scenic 17-Mile Drive
During your visit to Monterey
or Carmel, be sure to take the world-famous 17-Mile
Drive in Pebble Beach — the
landscape, vistas, ocean views and sunsets are breathtaking.
Map of 17-Mile Drive
along Monterey Coastline
The 17-Mile Drive can be accessed from
five Entry Gates located along different parts of the 17-mile loop:
- Highway 1 Gate
- Samuel F.B. Morse Gate
- Country Club Gate
- Pacific Grove Gate
- Carmel Gate
1 Gate" at Pebble Beach
— 17-Mile Drive Map
Heading into Monterey, follow the signs to the 17-Mile
Drive. Stop at the Pebble Beach entry gate (Highway
1 Gate pictured
above) to pay the
cars and pick
up a detailed 17-Mile
Drive Map. Follow the marked route (and scenic markers)
as the road winds its way through Del Monte Forest and along the
Monterey coastline, ending near the ocean in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Note: The Pebble Beach Gates never officially close — there is a guard at the gate all the time.
Del Monte Forest
Inland Route (17-Mile Drive)
The first part of your journey along the 17-Mile Drive takes
you inland, through Del Monte Forest — it's about a 15-minute
drive before the route takes you along the coast. The road is
extremely windy and you need to pay attention to the signs.
the way, you'll see magnificent homes, elegant resorts
and world-famous golf courses — The Links at Spanish
Bay, Spyglass Hill and the world-renowned Pebble Beach
Del Monte Forest is also home to some of the most beautiful nature trails in
Vista points along the way offer spectacular views of Monterey
Bay, its stunning coastline, Santa Cruz Mountains and Del Monte
17-Mile Drive from Carmel
— "Carmel Gate"
If you're staying in Carmel, enter the 17-Mile Drive via the Carmel
Gate (off Ocean & San
Antonio, by the beach) and follow the route along the coast. You can also access
this entry gate if you're heading into Carmel from Hwy 1 (off Ocean Ave).
Click here to
view a Map
of the 17-Mile Drive
Scenic Monterey Peninsula
The 17-Mile Drive's scenic "coastal" route hugs the rocky
and Pacific Grove — offering
some of the best views on the planet — with plenty of places along the
"21 Points of Interest"
along the 17-Mile Drive
Enjoy "21 Points of Interest" along the
scenic route. Popular stops along the coastal 17-Mile
- Bird Rock
- Cypress Point Lookout
- Fanshell Beach
- Ghost Tree
- Lone Cypress
- Point Joe
- Spanish Bay
- The Restless Sea...
21 Scenic Points of Interest along the 17-Mile
If you don't have time to stop at all
"21 Points of Interest" along the 17-Mile Drive,
check out our "Seven
Favorite Spots for Picture-Taking."
Seven Favorite Spots for Picture-Taking along the 17-Mile Drive
Planning an Off-Site Meeting or Event in Monterey? Rent a Limo
or Minivan for your Group and enjoy a Scenic Tour of the 17-Mile
Directions to Pebble Beach from
Driving time from San Francisco to Monterey is approximately 2
Take Highway 101 South (towards Los Angeles).
Exit on the Monterey Peninsula
Exit — Highway
156. Highway 156 will become Highway 1. Drive South on Highway
Take the 68 West (Pebble
Beach/Pacific Grove) exit off Hwy 1, between Carmel and Monterey
signs to the 17-Mile Drive.
Pebble Beach is conveniently located about
20 minutes away from Monterey Peninsula
Airport — approximately
1 1/2 hours south of San Jose International
hours south of San Francisco International Airport.
Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Points of Interest along the 17-Mile Drive
Spots for Picture-Taking along the 17-Mile Drive
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