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Here is a link to one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the USA.
Big Sur is one of the most beautiful coastline drives in the world. The Scenic Highway 1 is about 150 miles south of San Francisco and 300 miles north of Los Angeles. The name Big Sur came from the wilderness area called El Sur Grande which lies along the
coast south of Monterey.
Today, it refers to that 90-mile stretch of rugged and beautiful coastline between Carmel to the north and San Simeon (Hearst
Castle) to the south. Highway 1 winds along flanked by the Santa Lucia Mountains on one side and on the other by
the rocky Pacific coast.