Staring Out to the Sea in Carmel, California
Point Lobos State Reserve juts out to sea on a vast rocky promontory, just south of Carmel. Famous for its wind-blown Monterey cypress grove—one of only two remaining stands on Earth—the park also protects critter-packed tidepools (visible at low tide) and migrating sea mammals. Harbor seals breed in spring; sea lions laze on the rocks for all but two months in summer, when they swim off to rookeries down the coast; grey whales migrate off shore December to May.
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