Golf fans and ocean lovers alike will love a stay at one of our Pebble Beach vacation rentals. This affluent community is home to the PGE Tour AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and surrounded by stunning ocean vistas, old-growth Monterey pines, and your choice of Central California Coast attractions.
Easily accessible by scenic California Highway 1, Pebble Beach is nestled between the Monterey and Carmel Bays, just above sea level on the Monterey Peninsula. At under three hours south of San Francisco, an hour north of Big Sur, and next door to the nature habitat area Del Monte Forest, you might think you've slipped into a paradise while in Pebble Beach.
If you spend a lot of time on the green, perhaps you've aspired to play a few rounds at this popular golf destination. At less than 30 square miles in size, Pebble Beach has eight private and public 18-hole courses. From the Del Monte Golf Course (the oldest in operation west of the Mississippi) to Spyglass Hill Golf Course (one of the most challenging in the world!) you'll want to plan multiple visits to Pebble Beach just to cover them all.
Pebble Beach is largely residential (with a few famous folks in the area) and doesn't have sidewalks, so you'll want to have a car while visiting. That said, you'll find many outdoor points of interest while zipping around on your wheels.
Pack your camera and cruise on the 17 Mile Drive. Pay a visit to Pescadero Point to see its enchanting cypresses, dubbed “Ghost Trees.” Both Seal Rock and Bird Rock are viewable from 17 Mile Drive, and bring your binoculars to view their namesake marine life.
While part of your crew will enjoy the green, the rest of you can experience more Monterey Peninsula attractions. On the southern curve of the Monterey Bay, you'll find its biggest town of the same name. There's the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row, which is a must-visit for both children and adults.
Have a ladies-only afternoon in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the southern side of the peninsula. Start with a light brunch at a cafe in Carmel Village before a round of shopping. You'll find that many merchants here welcome dogs into their boutiques, so don't leave your furry friend at home (or even back at one of our pet-friendly Pebble Beach vacation rentals!). Then, why not make reservations at one of the many fine restaurants in Carmel?
Even if you're not a seasoned hiker, take a day trip to Big Sur, even if it's just to drive the span of the Bixby Bridge (and snap a photo of the iconic view).
Pebble Beach is the premier California destination for a golf vacation or an unforgettable getaway by the sea. Enjoy it by staying at one of our luxurious Pebble Beach vacation rentals for the best experience of living like a local in this beautiful community.
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