#iloveyoucalifornia: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve


I’m taking you to a very special spot for my first #iloveyoucalifornia post in 1,000 years πŸ™ƒ Point Lobos Reserve is one of my all-time favorite corners of this gorgeous state. It’s just off highway 1, south of Carmel, and North of Big Sur: the perfect 2 1/2 hour drive from San Francisco. It’s a gorgeous exhibition of everything that makes coastal California so incredible: coves, forests, cliffs, marine life, rich history, breaking waves, hiking, birdwatching….I could go on. There’s even a tiny cabin that was built by Chinese immigrants in the 1850s that has been converted to a museum housing information about the history of the area. It’s dope.

Point Lobos has some very accessible & low-stress hiking trails, which makes it a perfect place to bring family when they visit and want to experience some coastal goodness. It’s gorgeous in all seasons: foggy & moody in the summer, and chilly & bright in the winter months. The picture below was taken in December, and is totally unedited - the water becomes insanely blue when the sky is clear. One tip: if the parking lot is full, which it usually is, you can park on either side of Highway 1 outside the entrance to the park and just walk in.