Recently, my daughter and I decided to venture down the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach on our way to Carmel. Little did we suspect that this venture, normally a 20 minute drive, would take 4+ luxurious hours. As we drove through the Country Club Gate, and rounded the corner, we were captivated and drawn in by the waves crashing onto the craggy coast.
17 Mile Drive meanders through Pebble Beach by pastoral golf courses and the most beautiful coastline in California. We stopped by beaches that sported fascinating tide pools, collected shells, and took in incredible iconic scenes like the Lone Cypress.
A little information on the Lone Cypress. The Lone Cypress is a single tree growing out of the granite coastline. It is an icon of the Pebble Beach area. It has withstood fire and is now held in place with cables. The Lone Cypress is both an image of beauty and endurance.
We ate at the Bench, downstairs in the Pebble Beach Lodge. It was a warm and sunny day and we sat outside on Adirondack chairs awaiting our meal taking in the views of the golf course and spectacular coastline. It was so clear we could see all the way down the coast to Big Sur!
Also in Pebble Beach is Stillwater Cove, a spot that many people avidly fish. Kayak fishing is popular around here. The beach was teeming with people and their catches of the day.
Places like Pebble Beach refresh me as well as motivate me. It refreshes me to be out in such a place of beauty and gives new energy to continue my day- to- day work. It motivates me to bring natural elements and incorporate organic details into my design. I can't wait to be able to escape for another day at Pebble Beach.