17 Miles drive is one of the most scenic drive in California. It is located next to Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove. It passes through golf courses, mansions, beaches etc. The 17-Mile Drive is a 17-mile (27 km)-long scenic loop having four primary entrances – the main highway entrance at CA route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove. Primary scenic attractions include Cypress Point, Bird Rock, Point Joe, Pescadero Point, Fanshell Beach & Seal Point. Unfortunately, the drive is not free, it cost $10/per car.
The 17-Mile Drive is best when the skies are clear, so for the best chance of clearer skies, go in the afternoon. However, if you happen to be a fog lover, go in the mornings to catch some great fog views. Regarding weather, best times of year are Fall and Spring, but any season can still offer great views. Make sure you dress in layers or bring a jacket as it can be quite cool next to the water.