Garrapata State Park

Highway 1
Carmel, CA 93923


The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. The park offers diverse coastal vegetation with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. The park also features outstanding coastal headlands at Soberanes Point. Sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters frequent the coastal waters and California gray whales pass close by during their yearly migration.


The Rocky Ridge Trail, on the north ridge of Soberanes Canyon, is a strenuous hike that joins the Peak Trail to Doud Peak. The threemile round-trip Soberanes Point Trail loops around the Point, with a spur trail leading to Whale Peak.


Guided Tours
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs

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