Point Lobos State Reserve

The magical Point Lobos is an amazing place to visit at any time of year. During summer days, the rolling fog creates a magical mood that you can enjoy early in the morning. Point Lobos State natural reserves outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, scuba diving and jogging. In addition to the spectacular beauty, nearly every aspect of its resources is of scientific interest. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora and fauna of both land and sea. This area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows. The offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world popular with divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales (from December to May). Thousands of seabirds also make the reserve their home. Hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area used to be the home of a turn-of-the-century whaling and abalone industry. A small cabin built by Chinese fishermen from that era still remains at Whalers Cove and is now a cultural history museum (information provided by Point Lobos parks and recreation). Enjoy these beautiful photographs and soon my 4K video will be available on YouTube for you to watch and enjoy.