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Old Coast Road, Big Sur

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Old Coast Road is located in Big Sur. Plan your Old Coast Road visit and explore what else you can see and do in Big Sur using our Big Sur route planner .
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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