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Old Coast Road, Big Sur

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  • August 15, 2017
    This used to be an old stage coach road. Driving it can be challenging, but well worth it. It's mostly 1 lane but there are pull outs to let others pass, or stop and take a picture. It is dusty(not pa...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Sadly, at the time of visiting, the PCH had been closed between Carmel and Santa Barbara because of a major mudslide. So we drove down to Pfeiffer to enjoy what we could of this historic coastline roa...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Very interesting road around the coast, with some wind, fog....looks a. It scary sometimes but worth doing it  more »

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Secluded resorts, inns, and lodges are located off Highway 1. Some offer weary drivers a safe resting place, while others are exclusive resorts for long-term getaways. The latter require advance reservations. Camping is another popular alternative, with many campgrounds accessible from the highway.
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