Hi! My boyfriend and I are driving down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego in August. We leave San Francisco on a Tuesday morning at 9am to drive to Big Sur with a one night stay at the Glen Oaks motel before continuing south on Weds to our next overnight.
If we leave SF at 9am on Tues, we should arrive at Point Lobos at 11:30, right? Assuming we can leave Point Lobos at 1pm, we would need to find lunch somewhere and the hit the road to Big Sur at 2pm. That should put us in Big Sur at 3ish? We will certainly be gawking at scenery and stopping for photos along the drive, so is an hour reasonable?
It's already getting late, but we'd like to go for a hike to see some nature before we shower and change for dinner.
On Wednesday we should have time for some morning and early afternoon hikes before making our way further south down the coast to our next overnight.
Given this window of time between Tuesday late afternoon ans Weds noon, how many hikes can we reasonably expect to do? I think we'd like to see pfieffer beach, and I'd love a hike that takes you down to a secluded/stunning beach as part of the hike. With time to walk/relax on that beach for a bit. Is there such a hike? Jade Cove? Sand Dollar Beach? Garrapata?
Which comination of hikes/beaches would be the best use of our time? Should we skip or shorten point lobos in favor of more time in Big Sur? We don't want one all-day hike, but instead a handful of smaller to medium sized hikes/walks. Ideally not ones that are jammed with other people.
I don't think we can leave SF earlier on Tuesday or we will hit rush hour traffic, no?
Thanks so much for helping me figure this out.