Point Lobos SNR is located a short drive south of Carmel by the Sea and the Monterey Peninsula, off of Highway 1 in California. Admission is free, however there is a charge for vehicles to enter. Many people avoid the vehicle fee by parking on the Highway and hiking in. There are many wonderful trails in the reserve with beautiful scenery and lots of marine life to enjoy. Even this time of year, when the gray whales have not yet migrated this far, there is plenty to see... sea otters and seals (sea lions), as well as thousands of sea birds abound. When the tide is low, one can enjoy watching the small underwater creatures that live in the tide pools. The offshore underwater habitat is one of the richest in the world and is popular with divers. A visit to Point Lobos is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, breathing fresh air, enjoying spectacular scenery and communing with nature. If you have been to Point Lobos, feel free to share your photos here.