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Big Sur Station

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Address: Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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The visitor information center at Big Sur.

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Wonderful views but take your time and do your research ahead of time

I kind of believe we drove the road from San Simeon, CA to Monterey, CA the wrong way.... we went north because we were driving the entire coast of California from San Diego to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I kind of believe we drove the road from San Simeon, CA to Monterey, CA the wrong way.... we went north because we were driving the entire coast of California from San Diego to Oregon! But if you drive this roughly 100 mile section of road from Monterey to San Simeon you should be able to pull off the road... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

In one of my trips to California I had a chance to visit this amazing area located south of San Francisco. This view took my breath away. Just perfect day and nice ride. There are several spots to quick stops to admire the view. On of the most beautiful roads in California. I strongly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This spot is a must stop as you treck along Highway one between Paso Robles and Monterrey. The view is spectacular, for one thing. The multilevel natural terrace looks out over the ocean and is just breath taking. Loved the butterfly garden too. Fun little gift shop and great BBQ with some good ol' strumming and music outside to add... More 

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Take a trip along the coast of Big Sur! We drove up the coast from Morro Bay to San Jose. The road is very high and windy in places. In some spots, there are no guardrails. There are not many places to stop, but there are a few stores and campgrounds along the route. It is abandoned in many spots.... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I cannot stress enough how beautiful it was to drive down CA-1 and just enjoy the view of the ocean from the road. Every angle was so wonderful to view. Go during the day, and definitely pack a nice picnic to enjoy along the way somewhere with a view. Restaurants can be slim pickings, and pretty expensive.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Bring your national parks pass so you can get free parking. Or park along the highway, which is free and legal. Get off of Pine Ridge Trail to avoid the swarms of people. Coast Ridge Road is an easy dirt road with views of mountains and ocean, with access to trails.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I visited this place during a trip from Los angeles to San Francisco through Us 1 road. We recommend to enetr into big sur station and have a chance to see the seal.

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Telford, Shropshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were on our way down Highway No 1 and pulled in for a pit stop at the Big Sur River Inn. Lovely setting, traditional US bar, lovely restaurant, perfect gardens and river for kids to play I and errr... steamer chairs in the river for over-heated adults! Don't miss it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Big Sur, one of the most beautiful scenic routes in California. There are several vista points along the routes that is worth stoping to take photos and take a short stroll. I love the wild flowers, they are so beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

While driving the beautiful Big Sur you come upon the Station. Like most places when nothing else is around they up the prices. I recommend filling up and making sure you'll be good the rest of you ride unless you wanna pay the price. As for Big Sur, its a beautiful area filled with great scenery!

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