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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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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

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Livermore, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
20 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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.

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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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34 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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