When I lived in Los Angeles, a day off in August was spent in the air-conditioning, avoiding triple digits. Now, Big Sur is my back yard, and Highway 1 is my lifeline. The road from Carmel to Cambria is one of the most beautiful road trips in the world, topping travel lists globally. It attracts motorcycles, Mustang convertibles, and suicidal cyclists with its spectacular ocean views, sexy curves, and the I-dare-you-to-go-55 mph speed limit. But…SLOW DOWN. Take your time. And stop at every pull-out and vista point so you don’t miss a thing…
Point Sur Lighthouse Island
Just ignore this
McWAY FALLS at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park…(yes, the water really is this color)…
You park on the east side of Highway 1 and walk through a tunnel under the highway. Kinda cool.
It looks tiny, but that’s an 80-foot waterfall on the far left
When the tide is high, the water falls right into the ocean
Keep walking around the corner past the waterfall to this spectacular view
KEEP OUT Cove (OK, I made that name up)…
I want this sign!
Big Creek Bridge
The smartest people I saw all day…
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