Even before the first commercial automobiles were made, 17-Mile Drive was one of Monterey County's top scenic drives. It began as a carriage road for guests at Monterey's Hotel del Monte in the early 1880s, and since then has been lauded for its magnificent scenery. You'll see beautiful beaches, wildlife such as seals and sea lions, the famed Lone Cypress, astounding mansions, several championship golf courses and of course the legendary Lodge at Pebble Beach.
Even if you’re not a golfer, you can’t help but appreciate the harmonious marriage of golf course topography and coastal majesty in and around Pebble Beach. From the legendary Lone Cypress to the famed eighteenth green of Pebble Beach Golf Links, a trip along 17-Mile Drive will leave you spellbound. Spectacular Pebble Beach homes punctuate but never overwhelm the picturesque coastline.