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Granite Point at Point Lobos
Point Lobos State Reserve California


Granite Point, with several coves and pocket beaches, is the northernmost part of Point Lobos State Reserve. It is only a short hike from Whalers Cove but sees much less use than the rest of the Lobos shoreline. It cannot be accessed from adjacent Monastery Beach.



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Ixchenta Point, northern boundary of Point Lobos

(April 3, 2001)


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On top of Granite Point

(April 3, 2001)


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Above the pocket beach known as "The Pit"

(April 3, 2001)


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The smuggler's cove on Coal Chutre Point

(April 3, 2001)


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At the tip of Coal Chute Point

(April 3, 2001)


Next Locality: Whalers Cove at Point Lobos