S.F. Bay Area
Monterey and Area Attractions
— Lone Cypress
— Bird Rock
— Ghost Tree
— Spanish Bay
— The Restless Sea
— Point Joe
— Fanshell Overlook
Favorite Spots for Picture-Taking
There's so much to see along the scenic 17-Mile Drive — beautiful
Del Monte Forest, miles of rocky Monterey Peninsula coastline and
stunning Pacific Ocean views. The 17-Mile Drive map lists
over "21 Points
you don't have time to stop at all 21 places,
for Picture-Taking" on this page.
- Lone Cypress
- Bird Rock
- Ghost Tree
- Spanish Bay
- The Restless Sea
- Point Joe
- Fanshell Overlook
The Lone Cypress
The Lone Cypress is
one of California's most photographed natural landmarks along
the scenic 17-Mile
The legendary Monterey Cypress tree stands alone,
overlooking the rocky coastline and Pacific Ocean. It's a beautiful
sight, no matter what time of day — however, sunsets are really spectacular!
Info and Photos of The Lone Cypress Tree and Deck
Spanish Bay overlook gives visitors a great
view of the surfers riding the waves!
The scenic area features
a short narrow boardwalk along the coast — take a
leisurely stroll, walk your dog... and enjoy magnificent
views of the Monterey coast.
Spanish Bay also has picnic
and a parking area.
Fanshell Overlook is famous for its small white sandy beach. It sits on one side
of the scenic coastal overlook... crashing waves can be seen on the other side.
Closed during harbor seal pupping season April 1-June 1.
Click here to
view a Map
of the 17-Mile Drive
Bird Rock is one of
the most popular stops along the 17-Mile Drive. It's a "must-see" especially
if you like birds, harbor seals and sea lions — there are hundreds
binoculars if you have them (there's a row of telescopes on site if you
More Info and Photos of Bird Rock, Birds, Harbor
Seals and Sea Lions
When you stop at Ghost Tree overlook,
you'll see right away how this area got its name.
The unique Monterey Cypress
Trees, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, make a great picture backdrop.
and Photos of Ghost Tree
See firsthand why this area is called "The Restless Sea" — vista
point ocean views are spectacular! Watch surfers
in nearby Spanish Bay as they navigate their way through
the crashing waves.
Point Joe overlook has beautiful
ocean and coastal views — great
21 Scenic Points of Interest along the 17-Mile
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