Another beautiful spot we visited on our 2010 honeymoon was Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel,CA. The day was a bit dreary, but the weather did nothing to diminish the incredible, wild beauty of this place. Meadows were filled with so many new-to-me colorful coastal scrub plants and seals slept lazily in rocky coves. From December to April, it’s possible to see Pacific Gray Whales migrating just offshore.
Point Lobos State Reserve is another California State Park, and is a beloved local spot for free diving and SCUBA diving. The underwater areas of the Reserve are described as one of the richest marine habitats in California. They’ve been designated as Marine Protected Areas, meaning that fishing is either limited or prohibited within their boundaries. To learn more about the natural history of the Reserve, visit the Point Lobos Foundation webpage.