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Garrapata State Park is a California State Park located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Carmel and 18 miles north of Big Sur on the Monterey coast. It is marked only with one sign on the west side of the road. Numbered turnouts mark each parking area.

It 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 Coast 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 area hosted the Ohlone and Rumsien tribes in the past. In the early 20th century, it was the Ezequiel Soberanes Rancho, a cattle and sheep ranch. The ranch was later sold to the Doud family, who had a cattle ranch on the property. Features within Garrapata State Park still bear the names of these families.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau: Garrapata State Park

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Coordinates: 36°28′10″N 121°54′36″W / 36.46944°N 121.91°W / 36.46944; -121.91



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