Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Nature lovers, hikers and diving enthusiasts alike flock to this stunning recreational area that is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the California State Park system. Breathtaking coastal scenery, fascinating wildlife, unique diving areas, and accessible trails make Point Lobos a welcome break for visitors looking to leave daily distractions behind for a while and escape into the serenity of the natural world.
Hours and Prices
Hours: Open daily from 8:00AM until ½ hour past sunset.
Prices: Entry is $10 for passenger cars, with discounts for seniors and disabled persons.
- Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wine & Lunch
- Mushroom Madness
- Underwater Parks Day
- Guided Nature Walks
- Hiking & Picnicking
- Scuba Diving
- Whalers Cabin Museum
- Moonlight Walk
- China Cove
The Beauty of Point Lobos
Diving at Point Lobos
What should I plan to bring?
Good walking shoes, layered clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and water are must-haves. You'll probably want to bring along your camera, binoculars and lunch to make your visit event better. Pets, sporting equipment and most music devices are prohibited.Learn More about What should I plan to bring?
What is China Cove?
Located in the southernmost area of the park, this secluded cove features a beautiful white sand beach, stunning blue-green water and is often a resting spot for native Harbor Seals.Learn More about What is China Cove?