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551 ft.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (also referred to as Carmel, CA) a small town with rich artistic history. This is where Byway Route 1, Big Sur Coast Highway starts its journey along the Pacific Coast with spectacular views of rugged canyons, fog-shrouded cliffs, towering redwoods, the Pacific Ocean's crashing surf, sea lions, and other marine life along the byway.
1.9
3.0
23 ft.
Carmel Highlands, California
Rio Road, Community of Carmel Highlands, California. Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (or the Carmel Mission) is a historic Roman Catholic mission church located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It is on Rio Road and was where the padre presidente, Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, set up his headquarters.
2.8
4.5
89 ft.
Carmel River State Beach
North of highway. Access from CA State Highway 1 is on Rio Road, left on Santa Lucia Road, then left on Carmelo Street. Bird sanctuary, one-mile protected beach area, kayaking, scuba diving.
3.0
4.9
56 ft.
A Trail
Pedestrian Access Trail to, Carmel River State Beach,
3.4
5.5
16 ft.
San Jose Creek Canyon
San Jose Creek Canyon Road, to San Jose Creek Canyon
4.1
6.6
82 ft.
Point Lobos Street
Point Lobos Street, Point Lobos State Reserve, Point Lobos State Marine Reserve (SMR) and Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area, all these areas are jointly called as 'Point Lobos'. Point Lobos contains a number of hiking trails, close to the ocean, a museum on Whaling, is located here. Point Lobos is a popular recreational scuba diving destination.
5.3
8.5
115 ft.
Carmel Highlands, California
Carmel Highlands, California, a community in Monterey County, California, This area is some of the most expensive in the USA. Many celebrities have homes and vacation homes in this area.
6.2
10.0
161 ft.
Carmel Riviera Drive
Carmel Riviera Drive, Carmel Highlands, California, Garrapata State Park, a California State Park located on Highway 1, on the Monterey coast. This Park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. Ideal place to watch marine life, Sea lions, harbor seals and Sea Otters frequent the coastal waters here and California Gray Whales pass close by during their yearly migration.
8.5
13.7
125 ft.
Garrapata California State Park
East of highway. Located about 6 miles south of Rio Rd, Carmel, CA. Features a variety of coastal vegetation, trails, two miles of beach area, scenic view of the Pacific, coastal headlands at Soberanes Pont, hiking. Frequented by sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals and California gray whales during their annual migration.
12.6
20.2
197 ft.
A View Point
A View Point, Rocky Point Road
13.0
20.9
125 ft.
Palo Colorado Road
Palo Colorado Road, Long Ridge, to Los Padres National Forest,
14.4
23.2
144 ft.
Rocky Creek Bridge
Rocky Creek Bridge, a reinforced concrete arch bridge in California, carries the Pacific Coast Highway across the Rocky Creek. The mouth of Rocky Creek is a habitat for Sea Otters.
15.2
24.5
262 ft.
Bixby Creek Arch Bridge
Bixby Creek Bridge, a reinforced concrete arch bridge in Big Sur, California, carries Pacific Coast Highway/California State Highway #1 across Bixby Creek. This bridge is historically significant in introducing automobile travel to Big Sur, connecting the remote coastal towns to each other.
15.7
25.3
400 ft.
Bixby Creek Road
Bixby Creek Road / Old Coast Road,
20.5
33.0
148 ft.
Access
Access to Point Sur Lighthouse, a lighthouse located on Point Sur, California, This 110 meter tall light is still an active aid to navigation and is open to the public. This area is designated a historic park. Point Sur State Historic Park.
23.4
37.6
92 ft.
Andrew Molera State Park
Coast Road / Middle Road, Andrew Molera State Park (Tel. 831-667-2315): beach combing, hiking, biking, camping.
27.9
44.9
213 ft.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (Tel. 831-667-2315), a state park located along the Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur, California. Abundance of wildlife, scenic trails, campsites, lodge, self-guided nature trail.
28.8
46.4
528 ft.
Sycamore Canyon Road
Sycamore Canyon Road, Pfeiffer Ridge Road, Los Padres National Forest, Calilfornia.
30.1
48.5
948 ft.
Coast Ridge Road
Coast Ridge Road, Terrace Creek Trail, winds into Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur, California.
31.4
50.5
574 ft.
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn, one of the oldest hotels in Big Sur, on the Monterey coast of California is a national historic place located here along the Byway Route 1, Big Sur Coast Highway.
35.9
57.7
525 ft.
Partington Ridge Road
Partington Ridge Road, Coast Ridge Road,
38.7
62.3
240 ft.
Access
Access, to, Anderson Canyon, located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, a state-protected park in Big Sur, located in Monterey County, California. McWay Falls, a water fall in which water drops from a height of about 80 ft from above a cliff straight below on the Pacific Ocean, is located within the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, in California.
41.4
66.7
220 ft.
Esalen Institute
Esalen Institute, a retreat center in Big Sur, California, for humanistic alternative education and a nonprofit organization devoted to multidisciplinary studies such as meditation, massage, yoga, psychology, ecology, spirituality, art, music, and much more.
42.4
68.2
423 ft.
Big Sur, CA
Big Sur, sparsely populated region of the central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. Big Sur is a popular tourist destination where visitors can have stunning views. Big Sur's Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain.
50.6
81.4
217 ft.
Access Road
An Access Road into Los Padre National Forest,
51.8
83.3
407 ft.
Lucia, California
Lucia, California, a community in Monterey County, California. Lucia is one of the three small settlements of gas stations, restaurants, and motels located along State Route 1 on the Big Sur coast.
53.6
86.3
26 ft.
Limekin California State Park
North of CA State Highway 1, Big Sur, CA (Tel. 831-667-2403). Open 8:00 AM to sunset. Scenic views of the Big Sur coast.
55.7
89.6
171 ft.
Forest Route 22S01
Forest Route 22S01 / Nacimiento Ferguson Road, Los Padres National Forest
57.3
92.2
171 ft.
Ponderosa Campground
Northeast of highway. Access is from Nacimiento-Ferguson Road off CA State Highway 1. Single-family tent & RV sites. Hiking, swimming, mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, wading, horseback riding.
59.9
96.4
151 ft.
Gorda, California
Gorda, California, a community located on State Highway #1, along the Pacific Coast in the Big Sur Area.
60.3
97.0
154 ft.
Pacific Valley Station
Pacific Valley Station Center, located south of Gorda, California
60.9
98.0
164 ft.
Fort Hunter Liggett
East of highway. Fort Hunter Ligett is a U.S. Army installation mainly used as a training facility for live fire exercises and field maneuvers.
61.1
98.3
187 ft.
Plasket Ridge Road
Plasket Ridge Road, to Fort Hunter Liggett in Los Padres National Forest
63.5
102.2
246 ft.
Los Burros Road
Los Burros Road, Fort Hunter Liggett, in Los Padres National Forest,
68.2
109.8
344 ft.
Gorda Mountain Road
Gorda Mountain Road on State Highway #1, in Los Padres National Forest, California
72.3
116.4
308 ft.
Salmon Creek Falls
Salmon Creek Falls, a 120 feet waterfall near Gorda in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California.
76.1
122.5
322 ft.
End of Byway
Byway Route 1, Big Sur Coast Highway ends here on State Highway #1 along the Pacific Coast in California south of Big Sur Area