This is a scheduled post that I wrote earlier this week because we are actually going to be on vacation the day this is published (today)! I can’t wait to talk about our trip in upcoming blog posts. 🙂 Back to this post…
The weather in the Bay is starting to warm up and I am looking forward to going on more hikes this year. Awhile back, we went on a little hiking adventure at Point Lobos, with some friends. We started our day in Carmel with breakfast and a little bit of exploring, before heading to Point Lobos. Our goal for the day was to make it to China Cove. I saw a few pictures of it online and really wanted to see it in person.
We parked along the main road around the southernmost part of the reserve. It was a quick walk to the entrance. We took the Bird Island Trail to get to China Cove. It is .8 mile roundtrip so it is a very easy hike. Once you reach the coast, the views are beautiful!
Along the trail, you will arrive at a spot overlooking Bird Island.
Further down the trail are views of China Cove. China Cove has a beautiful jaded color to it, which makes it a very popular attraction to see when visiting Point Lobos. I read that during the spring season, seals will nurse their newborns here and it is a sight to see. We weren’t fortunate enough to see any.
After we had our fill of China Cove, we headed down to Gibson Beach. You have to take a set of stairs down to get to this pretty white sanded beach. Since we weren’t beach ready, we just walked around for a bit.
Afterwards, we headed back to the our cars and called it a day. Perhaps in the future, we will explore the other hiking trails.