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17-Mile Drive in Beautiful Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove

Cruise 17-Mile Drive in your car or bike as it winds along the Pacific coast in Pebble Beach. Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world with breathtaking scenery, past dramatic coastal cliffs, stunning white sand beaches, forests and legendary golf courses. See the Lone Cypress, Crocker Grove, Fanshell Beach, and the Restless Sea at Point Joe, or stroll the boardwalk above the beach at Spanish Bay. If you to drive, there is a small fee at the entrance, but it's free to bike or walk.


Hours -

Open between sunrise and sunset. The gates are manned 24 hours a day.

Prices -

$10.50 per vehicle. Free for biking and walking.

Things To Do on 17-Mile Drive

  • Fanshell Overlook - See harbor seals in the springtime (April-June)
  • Spanish Bay Beach - Stop for a picnic, relax on the sand, surf waves or walk the boardwalk
  • Take in the view from 800 feet above sea level at Huckleberry hill
  • Bird Rock Beach - Stop to birdwatch in this sandy cove
  • The Lone Cypress - Photograph a Monterey Peninsula landmark, a 250+ year old cypress tree
  • Watch the bagpiper at Spanish Bay at sunset
  • Pebble Beach Visitor Center with shopping and dining


  • Do you have to pay to get on 17-Mile Drive?

    There is a $10.50 fee per vehicle to access 17-Mile Drive and motorcycles are not permitted. The fee gets you on this scenic drive and also gets you a driving guide with points of interest to take on your adventure. Bicycles can get on for free through the Pacific Grove gate.
  • Where does 17-Mile Drive begin and end?

    17-Mile Drive is a scenic road that starts in Monterey in the south, passes through Pebble Beach and ends in Pacific Grove on the north end of the Monterey Peninsula. Most of the road hugs the Pacific coastline and passes beaches, famous golf courses and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the Del Monte Forest of Monterey cypress trees.

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