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“So tranquile and beautiful.” 5 of 5 stars
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Bixby Bridge
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA
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Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“So tranquile and beautiful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

It was our first time in North California and we decided to drive from San Francisco to Monterey. We took the scenic route of Highway 1. It was an awesome drive ( my best road trip ever). Its all mountain in my left and beach in my right. It was dusk when we reached Bixby, at first I was hesitant to continue our journey to Bixby because its almost dusk, but when we got there.. it was a perfect scene, the cliffs, the beach and the sunset. I felt so blessed to witness such sight.

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“Stunning Bridge; Picture Tip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Bixby Bridge is about 25 miles south of Carmel. As other reviews have stated, there is a scenic pullout on the north end of the bridge on the west side of Hwy 1. But you cannot get the Pacific Ocean in the picture from this pullout. There is a better viewpoint of this bridge: on the east side of Hwy 1, directly across from the pullout, is a graded gravel road which is plenty wide enough for you to park along; get out and get a picture of the entire bridge with the Pacific in the backgound! Be prepared for very windy conditions along the entire Big Sur.

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“Wonderful landmark on the Big Sur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2010

I highly recommend stopping at this magnificent bridge for a few minutes while driving the Big Sur. There's a viewpoint just beyond the bridge on the Carmel side, at the side of the Highway. Add about 10 minutes to your driving time so you can enjoy this stunning view.

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“An iconic bridge and sensational views on one of the world's great driving routes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2010

The Bixby Bridge is a famous bridge, which has featured in numerous movies, television shows and commercials.

Notably, it features in the opening credit scenes of "Play Misty for Me"- the Clint Eastwood movie which was filmed in the area around Carmel and Monterrey.

It's quite a feat of engineering.

Also, the surrounding coastal scenery is magnificent.

The coast road from Monterrey to Los Angeles (Highway 1) is an attraction in itself- one of the world's great drives.

It's easy to stop at the Bixby Bridge- there's a lookout and parking area at the norther end of the bridge.

Highly recommended!

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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

Bixby Bridge in on the Big Sur drive and gives some amazing views of the coast. There is a pullout on the Northern side of the bridge which you can stop at to take some photos and get a great view. If you are driving along this route then it is well worth stopping for 10 minutes.

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