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Coast Gallery Big Sur

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Address: 49901 Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2301
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The California Parks Company no longer operates this business

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS LIKE NO WHERE ELSE ON EARTH!!

To drive the 90 Miles Big Sur Coastline is to perch in the heavens and let your heart soar. It's just incredible to see the Mighty Pacific from up so high. I drove my two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Erin K
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Weston, CT

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Weston, CT
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To drive the 90 Miles Big Sur Coastline is to perch in the heavens and let your heart soar. It's just incredible to see the Mighty Pacific from up so high. I drove my two teenagers and they were really blown away by the West Coast and California Highway 1, in particular. You'll love it!!

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Thank Erin K
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60 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The drive is beautiful! There are pull offs to get those pretty pictures. Some people try to scare you but just drive for the conditions. We drove daytime pulling a 34 for rv, no problems except not as easy for us to pull over at all pull offs. We still got some great views heading north. Don't forget Elephant Seal... More 

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Thank Liz Everett W
Monterey, California
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The front gallery is nice. The back gallery is filled with overstock and worthless stuff that will end up in garage sales by next spring. And, how unfriendly that they have a sign that says "Public Bathrooms are 5 mile north, or south." I didn't have to use one, but c'mon...did they have to put that up? I hope they... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Title: Big Sur Drive – Wonderful and Lovely Date: 21.06.2016 Big Sur Coast is known for its scenic beauties. The coast is world renowned. Drive followed by rocky and picturesque California coastline on the side of Pacific Ocean. We started from the residence of my son at 875 Lock Haven Drive, Los Altos. My son, his wife, and my daughter... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The gallery had many pretty items but the cafe was the real highlight! The cafe is located on a great sun deck and has very friendly staff who take pride in delivering quality food.

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Thank Amelia Q
San Francisco, California
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138 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Coast Gallery in Big Sur is a stop worth the time to wander through the art gallery on multiple levels; have a snack; just sit and gaze out at the beauty and awe-inspiring views of the Pacific. Highly recommended!

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Balboa Island, California
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409 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I've driven the coast, biked the coast and even walked the coast over the past 50 years. I've stopped at the Coast Gallery every time, at least once in the past 30 years. In the past 10 years I haven't purchased a thing. They used to have a very cool candle store ...Gone. They used to play classical music...gone. The... More 

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Thank Goodness4you
Irving, Texas
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Pretty little place by the sea with an awesome view from the rooftop cafe. Salads are really tasty! Nice friendly people.

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Thank Joni H
Storm Lake
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We've travelled South in the windy breathtaking HWY 1, and because the beach in the Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur was closed due to the recent fire, we were advised to continue South. By Big Lafer Canyon we encountered a most unusual structure consisting of two gigantic barrels with windows and doors and a sign: Coast Gallery and Cafe.... More 

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Gold Point, NV
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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Unfriendly man in store, was out of food except candy bars and drinks. Restaurant was closed during the winter break season, to reopen on 12/23 and we were there 12/21. Restrooms were filthy. Great view. Didn't bother with the gallery and gift shop which may have been closed anyways, because the place was so filthy.

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