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Big Sur Station

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Address: Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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This spot is a must stop as you treck along Highway one between Paso Robles and Monterrey. The view is spectacular, for one thing. The multilevel natural terrace looks out over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot is a must stop as you treck along Highway one between Paso Robles and Monterrey. The view is spectacular, for one thing. The multilevel natural terrace looks out over the ocean and is just breath taking. Loved the butterfly garden too. Fun little gift shop and great BBQ with some good ol' strumming and music outside to add... More 

Thank KateyOB
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a trip along the coast of Big Sur! We drove up the coast from Morro Bay to San Jose. The road is very high and windy in places. In some spots, there are no guardrails. There are not many places to stop, but there are a few stores and campgrounds along the route. It is abandoned in many spots.... More 

Thank fawna87
Clifton Park, New York
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I cannot stress enough how beautiful it was to drive down CA-1 and just enjoy the view of the ocean from the road. Every angle was so wonderful to view. Go during the day, and definitely pack a nice picnic to enjoy along the way somewhere with a view. Restaurants can be slim pickings, and pretty expensive.

1 Thank Mak684
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Bring your national parks pass so you can get free parking. Or park along the highway, which is free and legal. Get off of Pine Ridge Trail to avoid the swarms of people. Coast Ridge Road is an easy dirt road with views of mountains and ocean, with access to trails.

1 Thank HeartOfSaturdayNight
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I visited this place during a trip from Los angeles to San Francisco through Us 1 road. We recommend to enetr into big sur station and have a chance to see the seal.

Thank Sahamantha
Telford, Shropshire, UK
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were on our way down Highway No 1 and pulled in for a pit stop at the Big Sur River Inn. Lovely setting, traditional US bar, lovely restaurant, perfect gardens and river for kids to play I and errr... steamer chairs in the river for over-heated adults! Don't miss it!

1 Thank Bill G
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Big Sur, one of the most beautiful scenic routes in California. There are several vista points along the routes that is worth stoping to take photos and take a short stroll. I love the wild flowers, they are so beautiful.

1 Thank Belinda O
New York City, New York
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269 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While driving the beautiful Big Sur you come upon the Station. Like most places when nothing else is around they up the prices. I recommend filling up and making sure you'll be good the rest of you ride unless you wanna pay the price. As for Big Sur, its a beautiful area filled with great scenery!

1 Thank pastytravels
Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped here for a midday break while driving from Pismo Beach to Monterey (with a stop at Hearst Castle) and had some lunch while enjoying the amazing views. A nice break (with restrooms) during a long day of driving.

Thank Ryan C
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Watch out for the gas prices ! ! ! This is legally stealing ! So, fill up in Monterey but never in Big Sur. You will feel like a fool and it says "no gas station next 40 miles" ! Monopoly next 40 miles ;-)

6 Thank AYDIN Y

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