Bird Rock at Pebble Beach is a well known landmark on what is part of the famous 17 mile Drive along the Central Coast of California.  You can spot many sea lions, seals and birds resting and lounging at this granite landmark.  Bring your binoculars to get a better view although they do have some quarter operated ones for you to use.  Although I live in Monterey, I have only done this drive once but I highly recommend it.  It is worth the $9.50 ticket price to drive through the gated Pebble Beach Community. 
What are some of your favorite drives along the coast?