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Welcome to California.
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View from highway
City of Monterey, California - Highway sign
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City of Montery, California
Junction of Route #1 business route. East side of highway. Attractions: Monterey's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Colton Hall and the Monterey Museum of Art.
0.4
0.7
Access to emergency call box

1.9
3.0
Exit #40

2.7
4.3
North Freemont Street
Junction of Highway #68. North to city of Salinas.
2.9
4.6
Exit #402A (Casa Verde Way)

3.4
5.4
Exit #402B (Del Monte Avenue)

3.7
6.0
Exit #403
Junction of Highway #218.
4.1
6.6
Sand City
Southern limits. Elevation 45 ft.
4.3
7.0
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
5.2
8.4
View from highway - City of Seaside, California highway sign
Seaside city limits, southern boundary. Elevation 30 ft. The City of Seaside is an ocean-side community of that overlooks the Monterey Bay, California,
5.5
8.9
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
6.4
10.3
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
7.1
11.5
Access to Fort Ord

7.3
11.8
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
7.6
12.3
Marina City
Southern limits.
8.3
13.3
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
8.9
14.4
12 Street Exit

9.5
15.3
Marina Del Monte Blvd
City of Marina California. Junction of Route #1 business route. Marina is located on the Monterey Bay California.
10.4
16.7
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
10.8
17.4
Marina Reservation Road
Acces to Marina State Beach.
11.3
18.2
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
12.7
20.4
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
12.9
20.7
Del Monte Blvd.

13.2
21.2
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
15.2
24.5
Junction of Highway #156
Access to Highway #101. North to cities of Gilroy, San Jose. - Gilroy, California is best known as the 'Garlic Capital of the World,' and home of the annual Garlic Festival in July. - San Jose was California's first civilian settlement.
15.3
24.6
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
15.8
25.4

View from highway.
16.3
26.3
Emergency call box

16.5
26.6
Junction of Highway #183 South.
South to community of Castroville, California. Home of 'The Castroville Artichoke Festival'
17.0
27.4
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
17.3
27.9
Molera Road

17.7
28.5
Community of Moss Landing, California
Moss Landing is a quaint, historic fishing village.
18.2
29.3
Moss Landing Road
Access to Salinas State Beach Park - West side of highway. Salinas State Beach Park protects one of Monterey Bay's most interesting sand dune areas.
19.0
30.5
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
19.6
31.5
Point of Information
Crossing Elk Horn Slough.
20.0
32.2
Moss Landing State Beach Park
West side of highway. Access to Emergency call box. Offshore fishing, surfing, windsurfing and horseback riding are popular activities. The beach is a favorite place for picnics because the dunes protect it from afternoon winds.
20.6
33.2
Access to Zmudowski State Park Beach
West side of highway. The beach features the Pajaro River estuary, The beach is a popular fishing area, featuring perch, kingfish, sole, flounder, halibut, bocaccio (tomcod), jacksmelt, lingcod, cabezon, salmon, steelhead and occasional rockfish.
20.9
33.7

View from highway of artichoke fields.
21.1
34.0
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
22.0
35.4
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
24.0
38.6
Salinas Road

24.7
39.7
Riverside Drive - Photo is view from highway.
Access to Highways #159, #152. East to city of Watsonville, California. Watsonville is situated in the heart of the Monterey Bay area in the lush Pajaro Valley.
25.0
40.2
Point of Information
Santa Cruz County - Southern boundary.
25.6
41.2
Junction of Highway #159 & #152. Access to emergency call box.
Access to Sunset Beach Park. Picnic Area: North Beach Access Area. Several picnic tables are on asphalt pads. There is a restroom at the South Day Use area. Two van accessible spaces are at the North Beach Access lot. Photo taken from Susnset Beach California Park.
25.6
41.2

Taken from Sunset Beach Park Campground.
26.0
41.9
City of Watsonville
Southern limits.
26.8
43.1
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
27.2
43.7
Green Valley Road

27.5
44.3
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
28.0
45.0

Freedom Road - East side of highway. Photo is view from highway.
28.9
46.5
Buena Vista

29.3
47.1
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
30.9
49.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
31.6
50.8
Mar Monte Avenue
Access to community of La Selva Beach - West side of highway. Emergency call box.
32.1
51.7
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
32.6
52.4
San Andres Road-Larken Valley Road
Access to community of Seascape.
32.7
52.6
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
33.9
54.5
Emergency call box

34.2
55.1
Rio Del Mar Blvd.

35.1
56.5
Emergency call box

35.6
57.3
State Park Drive
Access to Seacliff State Beach Park Campground. This beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter, The Palo Alto. There is a long stretch of sand backed by bluffs. Camping: The campground is a converted parking lot, so all 26 sites are asphalt and for RV only. All sites overlook the ocean and have electric, water, and sewer hook-ups.
36.3
58.4
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
37.1
59.7
Park Avenue
Access to New Brighton State Beach Park Campground. Access to city of Capitola. Services off highway - fuel, diesel. New Brighton State Beach Park: - The beach features picnic areas, swimming, fishing and a nearby forest of Monterey pine and Coastal Live Oak. The camping area is on a bluff overlooking northern Monterey Bay.
37.2
59.9
City of Capitola, California
Southern limits. Capitola is an intimate beach village tucked in a river valley in Santa Cruz County on the Monterey Bay. Capitola Attractions: The Begonia Festival, Sand Castle contest, Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Capitola Historical Museum, Capitola Wharf.
37.8
60.9
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
38.3
61.6
Porter Street & Bay Ave
Access to community of Soquel.
38.7
62.3
41st Ave
Emergency call box - both sides of highway.
39.2
63.1
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
40.3
64.9
Soquel Drive
Access to Santa Cruz Harbour.
40.9
65.8
Morissey Drive
City of Santa Cruz - Southern limits.
41.0
65.9
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
41.8
67.2

Emeline Avenue & Ocean Street. Junction of Highway #17. North to cities of San Jose, Oakland.
43.9
70.6
Access to Santa Cruz downtown business area

44.9
72.2
Swift Street
Access to Natural Bridges State Beach Park - West of highway. This beach's famous natural bridge is an excellent vantage point to observe seals and otters playing offshore, shore birds, and migrating whales. Picnic area: Two accessible sites and several usable tables are available with restroom.
45.2
72.8
Western Drive

45.9
73.8
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
46.9
75.5
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
47.0
75.6
Access to Wilder Ranch State Park
West side of highway. Wilder Ranch State Park includes acres of coastal terraces and valleys along with the site of several structures from the historic Wilder Family Ranch. Once the main rancho supplying the Santa Cruz Mission The park has 4,505 acres, with 34 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
48.5
78.1
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
49.3
79.4
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
50.1
80.7
Roadside turnout with emergency call box
West side of highway.
50.9
81.9
View from highway

51.2
82.4
Roadside turnout
Gravel with emergency call box - East side of highway.
52.3
84.2
Roadside turnout
Gravel with emergency call box - East side of highway.
52.6
84.7


52.8
84.9
Roadside turnout with garbage stand
West side of highway.
53.3
85.7
Roadside turnout
Gravel turnout with emergency call box - West side of highway.
53.7
86.4

Community of Davenport.
54.2
87.2
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
54.6
87.9
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
55.1
88.7

View from highway.
56.1
90.2
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
56.5
91.0

View from highway.
56.7
91.3
Point of Information
Crossing Scott Creek.
57.0
91.8
Roadside turnout
Paved with emergency call box - East side of highway.
57.5
92.5

Roadside turnout, gravel. Photo taken from turnout.
57.7
92.9
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout with emergency call box - West side of highway.
58.8
94.7

View from highway.
59.3
95.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel, with emergency call box - West side of highway.
60.0
96.5
Roadside turnout
Paved with access to coastal beach area - West side of highway.
60.2
96.8
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
60.8
97.8
Community of Swanton

61.8
99.5
View from highway.
Roadside turnout, gravel - East side of highway. Access to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Big Basin is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902. Home to the largest continuous stand of Ancient Coast Redwoods south of San Francisco. Camping with restrooms and showers: Access to State Beach Park on West side of highway.
61.8
99.5

Photo taken from beach area.
61.8
99.5

Photo taken from roadside turnout.
62.3
100.2
Roadside turnout
Both sides of highway.
62.7
100.9
Point of Information
San Mateo County, California - Southern boundary.
63.8
102.6

View from highway.
63.9
102.8
Access to Ano Nuevo California State Reserve
West side of highway. Ano Nuevo State Reserve is the site of the largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seal.
64.1
103.2
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
65.1
104.8
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
66.2
106.5
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
67.2
108.2
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
68.2
109.7


68.3
109.9
Dazos Creek Road
Access to State Beach Park.
69.0
111.0
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
69.9
112.5
View from highway
Looking West at Pigeon Point Light House, California.
70.9
114.1
Roadside turnout
No services - West side of highway.
71.5
115.1
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
73.4
118.1
View from highway - Looking at Bean Hollow State Beach Park
Access to Bean Hollow California State Beach Park. The beach features fishing, picnicking and beachcombing. Visitors can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other marine inhabitants. The beach also has a self-guided nature trail. Restrooms available.
74.9
120.5
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
75.9
122.1
Pescadero Road - Photo Welcome to Pescadero highway sign
East to Community of Pescadero, California & Loma Mar.
76.3
122.8
View of Pescadero Beach from highway
Pescadero California State Beach Park - West of highway. The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities.
76.3
122.8

View of Pescadero Beach.
76.3
122.8

View of Pescadero Beach.
76.4
123.0
Point of Information
Crossing Pescadero Creek.
77.1
124.0
Access to Pescadero State Beach Park

77.5
124.7
Roadside turnout
Large, gravel turnout with emergency call box - West side of highway.
78.4
126.1
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
78.7
126.6

View from highway.
78.8
126.8
Access to Pomponio State Beach Park
West side of highway. At the base of high sandstone bluffs are miles of gently sloping, sandy beaches. Day-use facility. Has picnic tables, a small lagoon, barbecue pits, roaring surf, wide parking area, and restrooms.
79.5
127.9

View from highway.
80.4
129.4
Access to San Gregorio State Beach Park
West side of highway. The area includes a protected, driftwood-strewn estuary at the back of a wide, sandy beach - with grassy bluffs along the coast.
80.5
129.5
La Honda Road
Junction of Highway #84. East to communities of San Gregorio, Redwood Terrace, La Honda.
81.4
131.0
View from highway

81.8
131.6
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
82.3
132.5
Roadside turnout
Large gravel turnout - West side of highway.
82.8
133.3
Roadside turnout
Gravel, with emergency call box - West side of highway.
84.1
135.3
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
85.3
137.3
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
86.3
138.9
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
87.3
140.5
Roadside turnout
Gravel, with emergency call box - West side of highway.
88.5
142.4
Community of Half Moon Bay California
Southern limits. The City rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills. Attractions: The Pumpkin Festival held in October.
88.5
142.5
Miramontes Point Road

89.3
143.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
89.4
143.8
Redondo Beach Road
Emergency call box - West side of highway.
91.1
146.6
Kelly Avenue
Access to Half Moon Bay Beach California State Park - West side of highway. Half Moon Bay has four miles of broad, sandy beaches, sunbathing, fishing and picnicking. Francis Beach has a campground with 52 individual sites, some suitable for tent camping, others for trailers or recreational vehicles. Although hookups are not available, there is a dump station. Venice Beach has outside showers, flush toilets, and a payphone.
91.3
146.9
Junction of Highway #92
Access to cities of San Mateo, San Carlos. San Carlos California attractions: Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Museum of History.
91.8
147.7
Roadside turnout
Large paved turnout, no services - East side of highway.
92.3
148.6
Venice Blvd.
Access to Venice Beach - West side of highway.
92.8
149.3
Access to Dunes Beach
Emergency call box.
94.0
151.2
Roadside turnout
Gravel with emergency call box.
94.2
151.6
Coronado Street
Community of El Granada.
94.6
152.2
Access to R.V. park
West side of highway.
95.7
154.0
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
96.0
154.5
San Mateo County
Access to Half Moon Bay airport - West side of highway.
96.8
155.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
97.4
156.8
California Avenue
Community of Moss Beach.
98.0
157.7
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
98.4
158.3
Community of Montara, California
Montara attractions: Montara State Beach, McNee Ranch State Park, Pt. Montara Lighthouse, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach Park.
98.7
158.8
Access to Montara State Beach Park
West side of highway. This beach is a popular location for visitors who can explore the beach tide pools or go surf fishing.
98.9
159.1
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
101.7
163.7
Roadside turnout
Paved with emergency call box - West side of highway.
102.5
165.0

View from highway.
102.7
165.3
City of Pacifica
Southern limits.
103.2
166.1
Services at highway
Fuel, diesel.
103.3
166.2
Roadside turnout
Large turnout, no services - West side of highway. Access to Pacifica State Beach Park. This is a wide crescent-shaped beach that marks the northern gateway to the coastline stretching south of San Francisco.
103.4
166.4
Emergency call box
West side of highway.
104.1
167.6
Access to visitor information
West side of highway.
105.1
169.2
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
105.7
170.1
Sharp Park Road
Access to San Bruno. Access to emergency call box.
106.3
171.0
Emergency call box

106.7
171.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
107.1
172.3
Manor Drive Monterey Drive
Emergency call box - both sides of highway.
108.7
174.9
Daly city limits
Southern boundary. Daly City. The 'Gateway to the Peninsula' as it is officially called.
108.8
175.1
Photo - view from highway.
Exit #508 - Skyline Blvd. Junction of Highway #35.
109.0
175.4
Photo - view from highway
Serramonte Blvd.
109.4
176.0
Serramonte Blvd

109.6
176.3
View from highway

111.7
179.8
Emergency call box
Both sides of highway.
112.1
180.4
San Francisco California - city limits
Southern boundary. San Francisco's attractions: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Zoo, Academy of Sciences, Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Steinhart Aquarium, Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, MOMA (Museum of Modern Art),
113.9
183.3
Holloway Avenue

115.3
185.5
San Francisco California
View from highway.
116.1
186.8
San Francisco California
View from highway.
116.1
186.8
San Francisco California
View from highway.
116.6
187.6
View from highway - San Francisco California
Martin Luther Jr. Drive.
117.9
189.8
Beary Blvd.

118.5
190.7
Emergency call box
East side of highway.
120.7
194.3
Point of information - Crossing the San Francisco Bay California
Photo of The Golden Gate Bridge.
120.7
194.3

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge.
120.7
194.3

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge.
121.4
195.4

Roadside turnout scenic overlook view point - looking at San Francisco Bay & the Golden Gate Bridge. Toilets at view point, parking area. Photo taken from scenic overlook area.
121.4
195.4

Taken from scenic overlook area.
121.4
195.4

Taken from scenic overlook area.
122.7
197.5

View from highway.
122.7
197.5
Sausalito - city limits
Southern boundary. Sausalito is located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, on the south-eastern tip of Marin County. Sausalito was incorporated in 1893.
123.0
198.0
Center Avenue

123.8
199.3

View from highway.
124.5
200.3

View from highway. Roadeo Ave. Access to Sausalito.
125.3
201.6
Junction of Highway #101 & #1 - Pacific Coast Highway
Start/finish of Highway Travel Guide. For continuance of Highway #1, see MilebyMile.com Highway Travel Guide California Highway #1 The Pacific Coast Highway - Section 5 - San Francisco, North to city of Legget. - Se