Point Joe Vista Point
According to the interpretive sign, "In the early 1900s, a man named Joe lived in a driftwood hut here, selling trinkets to tourists and tending goats." What is unknown is if the man or the point had the name "Joe" first. A sad part of its history is that it was almost indistinguishable from Monterey Bay to early sailors, thus was infamous for many shipwrecks against its rocky shores. There is easy parking close to the water making it a painless stop on the 17-Mile Drive. A $10.50 fee per vehicle is required to enter 17-Mile Drive but bicyclists can enter free of charge. Hours are from sunrise to sunset.