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Scenic 17-Mile Drive in Monterey

Monterey's 17-Mile Drive wows from the entrance of Pacific Grove and Carmel to the famed Pebble Beach Resort. Cruise down this breathtaking coastline past white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, massive forests, iconic golf courses, and natural wonders. Discover one of the most scenic drives on the planet.

Before You Go

  • Prices
    • Admission to 17-Mile Drive is $11.25 per vehicle. The gate fee is reimbursed with a purchase of $35 or more at all Pebble Beach Resorts restaurants. Admission for tour buses is $5.50 per passenger.
  • Hours
    • 17-Mile Drive gates are open from sunrise to sunset. Motorcycles are prohibited.
  • Events
    • Pebble Beach Food & Wine
    • Monterey Jazz Festival
    • Carmel Mission Fiesta
  • Activities
    • Scenic Drives
    • Sightseeing
    • Dining
    • Shopping
    • Golf
    • Photography

Travel Tips

Are there restaurants along 17 Mile Drive?
Yes. The Pebble Beach Resort offers casual to fine dining at the restaurants and grills at The Lodge at Pebble Beach or The Inn at Spanish Bay, many with outdoor patios and stunning ocean and fairway views. There are many dining spots and restaurants in the oceanside towns of Carmel by the Sea and Pacific Grove along the way.
How long does 17-Mile Drive take?
To take in the natural beauty of 17-Mile Drive, give yourself three hours. You will want to stop and take photos of the white beaches, iconic Pebble Beach golf courses, rocky cliffs, ancient trees, natural wonders and a breathtaking coastline. You can enter 17-Mile Drive through any of four gates, where you stop to pay the $10.50 entry fee and pick up a 17-Mile Drive map.
What are the best sights to see on 17-Mile Drive?
As you take the journey along 17-Mile Drive, there are many sights and natural wonders to see, including the Del Monte Forest, the Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay, Point Joe, Fanshell Overlook and the Pebble Beach Resort. Cruise this picture-perfect coastline past beautiful beaches, rocky coastal cliffs, and legendary golf courses.

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