Pebble Beach, California

Peeble Beach Golf
Pebble Beach, a golfers paradise, famous even among non-golfers. Seen by many of us when watching The US Open on our TV's. A scene of wind swept sand, waves crashing the beach along side a lush green golf course comes to mind. Pebble Beach in Montery County on the Monterey Peninsula is a gated community about 40 miles north of Big Sur.

If you wondered about how the affluent live behind those gates communities, take the 17 mile sometimes scenic Pebble Beach Tour. A fee of $9.50 per car is charged to take this tour. Sometimes you get a glimpse of an elaborate house, though often they are completely out of sight due to large stone walls, or privacy landscaping. Sometimes you see a scenic view of the beach and ocean as you wind your way along. Here you see seals dotting the beach landscape, a house barely visible up in the trees.
Beach House The US open has been held here in 1972,1982,1992, 2000 and is scheduled again in 2010.
The famous Ben Crosby Clambake tournament began here in 1937 and continues today, though now named AT & T National Pro-Am. The property was once owned by DelMonte, was sold to a Japanese businessman, then purchased again by a group of investors lead by Clint Eastwood and Arnold Palmer to name a few. No surprise then to learn there are 7 public golf courses, and 18 Private Golf Clubs.
Cypress Tree
The lone cypress tree, twisted and bent withstanding the strong winds, salt air has become the symbol for the city. This is perhaps one of the most photographed trees around.

Take a stroll on the boardwalk, stop for a picnic and enjoy the view. We didn't stop for a picnic, I think these pictures tell you why.
picnic area
boardwalk

Should add for all my furry friends, those traveling with furry friends, and or children. Look at all places to walk and explore along the beach.
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  1. Thanks for sharing all your journeys for those of us that will never see some of the sights you've seen.

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  2. We went to Pebble Beach on our CA trip. I took a picture of the lone cypress tree too! Thanks for taking us along on your trip and for taking me down memory lane!

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  3. The best part of the 17 mile drive is not looking at the fancy houses but the amazing view along the coastline. Great photos!

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  4. I don't watch golf, but of course have heard of Pebble Beach. California has some lovely scenic places to visit.

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  5. Wow beauitful...it really looks so much different than the east coast

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  6. Nice Pictures! It seems to be one of those places that can look so wild but in sunny weather with no wind it looks like the most peaceful place on earth(?)

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  7. It looks like such a beautiful place. I'd love to visit one day! ;)

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  8. I just heard a wild statistic, about the amount of water used on golf courses. They are beautiful, but a waste of water for desert areas. Like the beach and boardwalk better...

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  9. This place looks wonderful! So quiet to be in California. I have friends in Southern California and I love going there, Thanks for sharing info. about this beach - looks like a place I'd like to see one day.

    p.s. SPCA stands for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of course everyone - or most people know they should spay or neuter their pets, but not everyone does. I'm not sure if the problem of too many unwanted animals is getting worse or the issue is just getting more attention now. I sure hope it's the latter.

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  10. The weather didn't seem to be cooperating with your trip. A beach walk, even in the less than favorable weather, would be a nice opportunity for the kids to explore without bothering others. Not really into seeing famous people or their houses, so paying to do it is totally out:)Hubster would be in heaven surrounded by all the golf choices. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

    Wine's poured, stop on by for a glass anytime.

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  11. I absolutely love your blog and also love to travel!
    Great blog, this is my first visit but not the last one
    Best
    Chukker

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  12. Love the cypress tree. Even the weather doesn't damper the beauty.

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  13. Pebble Beach looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I am not a golfer, but would love to visit.

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  14. What a great blog. Your adventures are very well written and a joy to read. I'm sure the rain won't ever dampen your spirits!

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  15. I'm not much into golf, but I bet I would like the beach :)

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  16. Its good place for picnic with my family...
    Why you not picnic there?

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  17. Pebble Beach looks too nice. I wish to visit the beach. Anyway this is very good to share your travel experience with us so that we can see and know the places.

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  18. The coastline looks beautiful. I can just imagine how fun it would be to ride on the beach!

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