We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2301
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The California Parks Company no longer operates this business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
I can never pass without stopping here!

I've been coming to the Coast Gallery since 1984. It is the best place for just the kind of lovely art and artsy things you want to take home with you to keep the Big Sur feeling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
499carlac
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've been coming to the Coast Gallery since 1984. It is the best place for just the kind of lovely art and artsy things you want to take home with you to keep the Big Sur feeling going. Wind chimes, wooden boxes, sculptures, photography, art glass, and fantastic coffee drinks in the Café upstairs. Dog friendly, too!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I didn't expect much in the middle do Big Sur but the gallery and cafe are outstanding. The quality of the art for sale is quite high and the staff is very knowledgeable. The cafe is a treasure with great views

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merced, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stop at the Coast Gallery on a trip thru Big Sur. It was well worth a stop and I believe they have a coffee shop above the art gallery with outside seating

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotts Valley, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very interesting and eclectic collection of various art works. We have a few in the house including a very nice vase.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I believe this used to be called "Nepenthe" and Orson Welles had it built for Rita Hayworth. In any case, the view is spectacular and you can find wonderful unique art provided by local artists. This is truly a "must see" when you travel the Pacific Coast Hwy. When you resume your travel north, do go to Carmel and Monterey,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Livermore, California
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this is a must stop on your trip up or down the coast highway one. There is art work that is stunning and something for everyone. If you just cannot buy something the at the very least go to the cafe and have a cup of coffee and breath in the views!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scotland
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
23 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lovely gallery where we made a couple of quality purchases after sitting in the cafe and admiring the views. A great place to stop on your drive down the Big Sur. Nice coffee and lunch too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beresford, South Dakota, USA
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
11 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Danville, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
41 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Coast Gallery Big Sur also viewed

 

Been to Coast Gallery Big Sur? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Coast Gallery Big Sur staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?