2 - 4 Hours
Welcome to the 17 Mile Drive Audio Tour
Explore the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey with a self-guided driving tour! Learn about iconic landmarks like Lone Cyprus, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay as you drive past. Discover the history behind Cannery Row, Monterey’s Aquarium, and Fisherman’s Wharf in the Pacific Grove segment of the 17 Mile Drive audio tour.
About the Tour
Drives you through the famous pebble beach and lone cypress. The starting point is Del Monte, the Ending point is Carmel-by-the-sea. There is an entrance fee which is not included in the tour. Admission to 17-Mile Drive is $10.50 per vehicle. The gate fee is reimbursed with a purchase of $35 or more at all Pebble Beach Resorts restaurants. Admission is complimentary for overnight guests of The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay, and Casa Palmero.
We’ll embark on this scenic drive in downtown Monterey, near the historic Fisherman’s Wharf. Our explorations along Monterey’s Pacific Grove bring us to Cannery Row, immortalized by John Steinbeck.
This Cannery Row ends at Monterey’s second most famous attraction: the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is an optional stop, for those looking to get up close and personal with a huge variety of sea creatures on the 17 Mile Drive audio tour.
Then brings us to Point Joe. Here we’ll learn the story of two well-known shipwrecks St. Paul and the Celia. We’ll also understand why this ocean is known as “The Restless Sea”!
Our journey into the Bird Rock and Seal Rock, both always teeming with life. We’ll learn how to spot the difference between seals and sea lions and identify a couple of the most common birds of the area.
Then we’ll make our way through the Crocker Grove, which honors the man who almost single-handedly built 17 Mile Drive. Crocker put a lot of effort into beautifying the coastal drive while preserving its natural history and terrain.
Our adventure continues through the Lone Cypress! The Lone Cypress stands dramatically at the edge of a cliff, shrouded in fog. Its roots are embedded in a rough outcropping on a granite hillside and it is framed by a backdrop of loud, crashing waves. It’s perhaps the most intriguing site on the 17 Mile Drive audio tour.
Starting Point Address :
17 Mile Drive (Monterey to Carmel): Heritage Harbor Parking Garage,100 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940
17 Mile Drive (Carmel to Monterey): Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
What You'll See
Customs House and Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lovers Point Park
Point Pinos Bend
Asilomar State Beach
Start the 17 Mile Drive
Seal Rock Creek Beach
Fanshell Beach Overlook
Cypress Point Lookout
The Crocker Cypress Grove
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 27 : Cypress Point Lookout
Stop 11 : The Kissing Rock
Stop 23 : China Rock
Stop 14 : Point Pinos Bend
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
This is not an entry ticket. The entrance fee into Pebble Beach Resorts and 17-Mile Drive is $11.25 per vehicle. Access to this exclusive neighborhood is available at five guard gates in Carmel or Pacific Grove. The receipt you receive is a voucher to be used like money. Present it to any of the shops or restaurants along the route when you make a purchase of $35 or more and the entry fee on the voucher is credited to your bill.
How many tours should I purchase?
Since this is a driving tour, you only need to buy one per car.