We were there in Muir Beach on the way to our visit to Muir Woods. In our enthusiasm, we arrived rather very early and so took a detour to the beach near by. Again it was empty and no soul was in sight. In fact not even dog walkers were seen. By now you would have known that I absolutely love an empty beach. We were there just walking up and down (its a rather small one actually) in the water doing nothing. Its a pleasure to be able to do that.
The Pebble beach in 17 mile drive in Monterey County is a must see place. I think it is a private drive and it cost us 10$ to go in. But totally worth it. There are lot of view points in the 17 mile drive. But my favorite is the , obviously , beach and the ghost tree. There is also a golf course near the sea shore. We walked from one end to another. Took the car , parked it in the next point and covered almost 3-4 view points by foot. And it was evening and the sun was going down. What an awesome sight to see. If you plan to visit this place, visit it in the evening to see the sunset. Totally totally worth it. We were a big group in two cars and we had so much fun there and yes it wasn’t crowded either. You have the rocks where you can climb up and down. The waves crashing into the rocks, the miles and miles of road stretching on either side of the beach. And the sun setting in the background rather quietly. When it was almost about to set, we went ahead a little further to the ghost tree and saw the sunset from there. It was like the time stopped everywhere else except for the Sun. All of us were watching in awe with our cameras on to capture that ethereal beauty in our cameras and our memories. I will never ever forget that Sunset. Even today if I close my eyes, I can bring back those moments of wonder and that is why Sun is one of my very favorite natural elements. It has a certain charm and calm when its sinking into those waters (at least that is how it looks like isnt even though we know that it isnt the case)