Saturday, March 12, 2022

Calla Lily Valley & Garrapata Beach (Cellphone Photos) - Monterey County, CA

Yesterday, on 11 March 2022, my parents and I took a trip to Calla Lily Valley in Garrapata State Park in Monterey County, CA. I took 8 photos with my cellphone while I was there. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! 

A scenery photo of Calla Lily Valley. In the foreground are calla lily flowers and in the background is the Pacific Ocean.

A close up photo of calla lily flowers shot at Calla Lily Valley.

A scenery photo of calla lily flowers at Calla Lily Valley.

A scenery photo of Calla Lily Valley. In the foreground are calla lily flowers and in the background is the Pacific Ocean.


A scenery photo of Garrapata Beach shot near Calla Lily Valley. At the bottom of the photo, you can see Doud Creek, which is the creek that flows out of Calla Lily Valley.

A scenery photo from Garrapata State Park shot near Calla Lily Valley. The valley you see in the middle of the photo is Calla Lily Valley. The flowers are mostly hidden from view in this photo. If you look very closely, you might see some white flowers below the center of the photo. Those are the calla lily flowers.

A sunset scenery photo from Garrapata Beach.

A sunset scenery photo of Calla Lily Valley. The white flowers in the distance are calla lily flowers.

Travel Tips: If you want to visit the area, the GPS coordinates are at 36° 25' 19" N, 121° 54' 47" W. The valley isn't far from State Route 1 (you park on the side of the highway). You have to walk around 10 minutes tops. The trail down is relatively easy, my dad managed on crutches (he accidentally injured himself a few weeks back), and I navigated it just fine with my partial blindness due to visual snow syndrome (there were a few things I weren't able to do due to the vision loss). The trail to the valley can be a bit narrow at times, and it is a little bit muddy around the calla lily flowers (the flowers are fed by a creek). The trail is definitely not wheelchair accessible due to stairs and how narrow some sections are. My parents and I went on a Friday, and there were a lot of people. If you go on the weekends, it will be crowded. The area where you park is not going to be too safe. My parents and I saw shattered glass on the side of the road, so burglars are definitely breaking into parked vehicles.

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