Ragged Point
Ragged Point
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Martin Carroll
Winchester, VA654 contributions
Oct 2020
My wife and I were driving north on PCH 1. We had made reservations for the Ragged Inn mostly based on the number of miles that we wanted to drive in that day. We enjoyed our trip on PCH 1 and Ragged Point was a part of our trip. The photos of the water that we took were amazing with the water color are the crashing waves.
The hotel was very nice but kind of isolated. We were tired when we arrived and had dinner & breakfast in the morning. It was a very nice place. The staff we excellent in offering help on whatever we needed. As you can see by the photos, the sights were amazing. A beautiful place !!!!!!
Written September 27, 2021
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BdgtTravel305
Miami, FL848 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Worth a stop. Be it for gas, a coffee break at the walk up window, or a stroll to enjoy the view and take a picture with the portal art installation.

Coffee and pastries were good, and the prices were reasonable.

The incredible views make this a highly recommended stop.
Written September 21, 2021
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Sabrina N
Los Angeles, CA437 contributions
Nov 2020
Before you head to drive Hwy 1 Big Sur, the one thing to do is to gas up, no matter which direction you're coming from. Gasoline is available at only a couple of stops along the lengthy stretch of Hwy 1 Big Sur and at a premium price; one place was almost $7 a gallon. That said, Ragged Point was a great place to stop (so I only put it about 20 bucks--paying almost $5 a gallon for basic unleaded to fill the tank wasn't in my budget). Because of the covid restrictions, there were minimal services available but the gift shop was open. A great many postcards and stickers were among the souvenirs to commemorate the journey. A walk-up window for food and lattes was available, too. It was a lovely location to take a bathroom break and stretch my legs. The view was spectacular.
Written December 27, 2020
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Jess
Bellevue, WA1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
There was no WiFi. There was also no sms/mms service for my phone plan. I sleep to a sound bath every night and wasn’t able to access it. Had planned to return some correspondence over my break but had pretty much no access to the outside world unless I wanted to use their computers. The restaurant isn’t tied to the room so you can’t charge food to the room. The restaurant is also located a ways away so you have to walk through a windy parking lot to get there. Wished there was a map of the grounds on the website so I could understand the amount of going outdoors I would be doing. I had brought a fancy dress and stilettos for Christmas dinner. My room did have two hairdryers. Great views and loved falling asleep/waking up to the sound of the waves.
Written April 29, 2022
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Jai Padmanabhan
Boca Raton185 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a must stop on the PCH. We stopped going from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a quick bite. Ordered the Fish and Chips ($17), Cactus Salad ($16), Cup of Chowder ($5) and Curly Fries ($4.50). Food was good and the scenery just outstanding. You can try to go down the steep cliff, dangerous and slippery, but people were doing it. Would recommend and visit again. Maybe stay a night here.
Written August 21, 2021
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JenJen85254
Scottsdale, AZ146 contributions
Aug 2022
We were all hungry on the road and thought it would be easy to find somewhere on PCH -not true and was even harder to find somewhere when cell service was non existent the entire drive. Pulled over to this oasis! We all had something from the snack bar -food was good but know that the entire place is cash only! Thankfully we had enough. And they had bathrooms -not the best but acceptable.
Written August 31, 2022
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Selder-Travel
Huntington Beach, CA92 contributions
Mar 2022
We stopped off here last week while staying in Cambria. The weather was lovely, and we enjoyed hiking around the area. There's a nice looking resort here as well as restaurant and gift shop. The hike down to the beach is rough & not well-maintained. Be careful if you try it. Cool views!
Written March 12, 2022
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,849 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Ragged Point is about seven miles north of the Piedras Blancas light station in San Luis Obispo County in California. It offers some spectacular views of nature. Certainly worth stopping over for clicking pics and absorbing the natural views.
Written December 8, 2019
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Conor C
68 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Ragged Point is a small town in Big Sur that is really just a rest stop featuring a nice hotel, restaurant, and gas station. The highlight of Ragged Point is the "Nature Trail" located behind the Ragged Point Inn. The trail is a series of steep switchbacks that lead down to a secluded black sand beach and large, cascading waterfall. This is one of the few places in Big Sur with coastal/beach access, as most of the time you cannot get down to the beach from the cliffs above. And it is one of the only black sand beaches in all of Big Sur. You don't need to be a hotel guest to hike the trail. If you've got 1-2 hours to kill and are looking for a short hike with a big reward, this is the place to stop.
Written January 6, 2017
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cc1158
Garland, TX211 contributions
Mar 2020
Get gas. fill up with eats or go to the bathroom, not a lot of place on this road to do any of these so this is the place.
Written March 25, 2020
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