7 Unforgettable Backdrops on California’s 17 Mile Drive

7 Unforgettable Backdrops on California’s 17 Mile Drive

California’s 17 Mile Drive winds along a dramatic coastline connected to the Pacific Coast Highway, a world-renowned coastal drive with a wealth of striking natural attractions. Pay a small fee to embark on the natural beauty of 17 Mile Drive, a road leading through oceanfront areas and alongside upscale neighborhoods. Leading through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, you’ll be treated to many famous sites including untouched Del Monte Forest, world-famous golf courses, incredible wildlife viewing, and some of California’s most pristine and impressive beaches where you can stay awhile and absorb the exquisiteness.

7. Pescadero Point & Ghost Trees

The gnarled, white trees within Pescadero Point are a major attraction along California’s 17-Mile Drive. These pale, ghostly trees are clustered along the coast at Pescadero Point, evoking images of ghosts for their eerie, usual appearance. The legend of Lady in Lace is a long-standing tale surrounding the most famous Ghost Tree on the Pebble Beach coast: the fable surrounds a woman’s image appearing on foggy, dark nights, in the middle 17-Mile Drive road, claimed to have been spotted by drivers on route. Many say the image is Dona Maria del Carmen Barreto, a previous land owner in Pebble Beach, while others suggest it’s simply refracted light. The sun-bleached Ghost Tree is also at a point of coast renowned among surfers to produce some of the biggest waves on the California Coast and the views south to Carmel are sublime.

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