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Coast Gallery Big Sur

49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #1 of 3 shopping in Big Sur
Type: Art Galleries
Description: The California Parks Company no longer operates this business
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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
11 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved this place. Lots of stuff from local artists, and the place is much bigger than meets the eye. They have local art on several levels, and a great coffee shop and café on top. Nice stop.

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Danville, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Given a warm, beautiful day this Coast Gallery & Cafe are a wonderful stop while touring Highway 1 through Big Sur! We came from Carmel, targeting around 10:30AM for our perusal of the very interesting art exhibits and to dine on the rooftop overlooking the highway with an expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The food portions are large so splitting... More

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stopped into the gallery during a weekend trip to Big Sur. It's a beautiful little gallery on the coast. It also has a little cafe with some great views.

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Morgan Hill, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Love this Gallery. Some of the most beautiful art and findings. Even musical int. Great stop for anyone. Would not recomment small children, too much can be broken.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We started by spending most of a week in the peninsula of California. We traveled by plane to Mexico, bussed across the peninsula and spent 4 - 5 days watching the whales and touching them in a small boat. They wanted to be rubbed as it was mating season and they were looking for companionship! To not disturb them too... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Any drive along the Big Sur Coast is special beyond words. But stopping to enjoy the beautiful sights, perfect ocean views and delicious food at Coast Gallery & Coast Cafe puts the entire experience over the top! Old redwood water towers create the architecture for this incredible art gallery and gourmet cafe. Very local and USA creations fill sunlit rooms.... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We pulled off Highway 1 in search of coffee.this little cafe had big service and a great Latte. We shared a jam croissant which was fresh and well made.The view was excellent from the deck top dining area. When we pulled in there were three cars. By the time we left the lot was full. There is a couple of... More

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Pittsburgh PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My first trip to Coast Gallery was 1983, my last one 1993. It's easy for a gallery to change its aesthetic over the years, but Coast Gallery is still full of wonderful artwork you won't see anywhere else. I bought my first "art" kaleidoscope there in 1983, and bought another one this trip. Glad they are still there and showing... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My fiance and I went up from LA to San Francisco by car through CA-1. People who like breath taking views and incredible beaches need to go. While on the road we need to stop on a sign which said: "Sealions view". We can see hundreads of them just lied resting there. The road can be dangerous in some places,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The Big Sur is a lovely place to be but not on Memorial Day weekend when you are competing with a million others at every breathtaking vista. Fortunately, the Coast Gallery was a lovely reprieve from the maddening crowd. It not only is an interesting gallery but prepares some good meals. Service is simple and the paininis we saw others... More

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