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Address: , Big Sur, CA
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Blown away by beauty

Take time out of your busy life to enjoy the wind and sun as you motor along on this beautiful section of the coast. I needed to get away from the city and this was just what the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Take time out of your busy life to enjoy the wind and sun as you motor along on this beautiful section of the coast. I needed to get away from the city and this was just what the doctor ordered! Too bad I was the driver because I had to stop numerous times to get out to take in the... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Big Sur California Being a native easterner I had always heard about Big Sur in California. Naturally it was on my list to visit someday. What a magnificent part of our country. Kudos to the people and governing state agencies who work diligently for Big Sur to maintain such a unique identity. It’s approximately a ninety mile drive on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing views scary road if you are driving a low car or fancy. Make sure you have good tires!!!! The views are worth it and be careful when driving it could be terrifying if you haven't been off road.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the coast road is always a fun drive, it takes you through the varied terrain of the coast as well as providing amazing views along the way. trhe old growth redwoods you travel through makes you feel like you have traveled in time to when the old stage coaches used this road to make the trek north. can be done... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a spectacular view of the California coast. If you're lucky enough to be the passenger instead of the driver, you'll get a chance to enjoy the scenery. My favorite place to pull over and enjoy the view is from Hurricane Point - the Bixby Bridge is due north and the Big Sur Lighthouse is due south.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This would get a five star anywhere else but given there are so many great opportunities along the PCH there are better places to spend your time. It is a beautiful unpaved 10 mile road through the hills and forest. The El Sur Ranch has everything fenced off with regular signage to "go away" so you are limited to the... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We only drove a mile or so on this old road to capture views of Bixby Bridge with the Pacific in the background. It was stated on signs not to drive this road after rains, but unfortunately California is not having much of that.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing new perspective on the ocean in Big Sur! It took us a little over an hour to drive the 10 miles (but we made quite a few stops to take pictures and stand in wonder of the huge redwoods overgrowing into the road). And seeing the Bixby Bridge in its fulness with the ocean behind it is just awesome!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

From the Worlds largest green forest to awesome peak views. Breath taking views, the ride up the coast is a don't miss. Big Sur and Highway One Winners. Take the trip that rivals any in view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Narrow, windy unpaved road through most amazing scenery- redwood forests, mountains, ocean view. Make sure driver- and passengers-have nerves of steel!

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