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Bixby Bridge

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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Great afternoon spent at the Bixby Bridge, driving up the coast, and taking a hike on the road to see the bridge...

The Bixby Bridge is one of the most pictured bridges and places along the coast just south of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
allanargo
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San Francisco, California
breathtaking

breathtaking stop along coastal highway. Views of the coast on one side, and the hills on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
1Ming
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Singapore
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (25 reviews)
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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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"north side"
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"an engineering marvel"
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"both sides"
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"take pictures"
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"dirt road"
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"pull over"
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"coastal drive"
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"road trip"
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"worth a stop"
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"vista point"
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"amazing views"
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"along highway"
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"the cliff"
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"enjoy the view"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bixby Bridge is one of the most pictured bridges and places along the coast just south of Carmel and Monterey. It is 20 miles south of Monterey (Cannery Row), and a Top 10 Must-See place. What to see? Spectacular views of the California Coast...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

breathtaking stop along coastal highway. Views of the coast on one side, and the hills on the other. Look backwards to see the entire span of the bridge hugging the cliff, look underneath if you dare.

Thank 1Ming
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The bridge was cool to drive over, but we pulled of at Hurricane Point, just south of the bridge. Easy parking, not a ton of people, full view of the bridge!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bixby Bridge has always been a favorite of mine. It’s hard to park if you’re not ready and don’t realize the bridge is coming up. Highway 1 raps around the mountains and has many twists and turns before getting to the bridge. Pulling off the...More

Thank Belli S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

very pretty bridge in a stunning landscape. certainly worth to stop and take fotos and enjoy the outlook!

Thank Christoph R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The parking was a little crazy because there was so many visitors. But to see it and drive over the bridge was an amazing experience. Will definitely visit again.

Thank xxgca
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I too this shot from my drone. What a view from any direction but if you have the means and can film from a vantage point you'll never find from the ground try the drone.

1  Thank fulpock
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is extremely beautiful. Everything about the drive from Carmel to Big Sur is breathtaking. This bridge is just a little bonus. We pulled off onto the dirt road on the other side of the street and got some excellent shots and the best...More

1  Thank ATravelingTexan1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of those iconic must do things. Nothing special other than a quick pull over for a selfie saying that you stopped by. Great view along the way.

Thank Russ A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently Nicole Kidman and crew have/are doing a season two. So the crowds at Bixby Bridge keep coming, stopping and taking selfies! For whatever reason this bridge doesn’t have a sign like the other ones with its name and date when built (1932). But of...More

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BigfootLasVegas
June 20, 2018|
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Response from 1Ming | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bridge remains open. It is the part above San Simeon that is closed. we stayed over there to see the elephant seals, then went back on the inland highway to detour around the closure to get to big Sur.
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IndianaTravelmom
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Rawa13 | Reviewed this property |
If that’s the case, avoid route 1 as much as possible. You could even go a bit south of Big Sur and then come north using Route 1. The advantage is the north-bound route 1 is on the side of mountains (as opposed to cliffs... More
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Jessica R
August 8, 2017|
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Response from lfabian47 | Reviewed this property |
Need to approach from the north, but it's not a very long drive from Carmel by the Sea and it's a pretty drive with lots of pull outs
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