||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.
|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.
|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.
||Pedestrian Access Trail to, Carmel River State Beach,
|San Jose Creek Canyon
||San Jose Creek Canyon Road, to San Jose Creek Canyon
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|A View Point
||A View Point, Rocky Point Road
|Palo Colorado Road
||Palo Colorado Road, Long Ridge, to Los Padres National Forest,
|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.
|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.
|Bixby Creek Road
||Bixby Creek Road / Old Coast Road,
||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.
|Andrew Molera State Park
||Coast Road / Middle Road, Andrew Molera State Park (Tel. 831-667-2315): beach combing, hiking, biking, camping.
|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.
|Sycamore Canyon Road
||Sycamore Canyon Road, Pfeiffer Ridge Road, Los Padres National Forest, Calilfornia.
|Coast Ridge Road
||Coast Ridge Road, Terrace Creek Trail, winds into Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur, California.
|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.
|Partington Ridge Road
||Partington Ridge Road, Coast Ridge Road,
||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.
||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.
|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.
||An Access Road into Los Padre National Forest,
||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.
|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.
|Forest Route 22S01
||Forest Route 22S01 / Nacimiento Ferguson Road, Los Padres National Forest
||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.
||Gorda, California, a community located on State Highway #1, along the Pacific Coast in the Big Sur Area.
|Pacific Valley Station
||Pacific Valley Station Center, located south of Gorda, California
|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.
|Plasket Ridge Road
||Plasket Ridge Road, to Fort Hunter Liggett in Los Padres National Forest
|Los Burros Road
||Los Burros Road, Fort Hunter Liggett, in Los Padres National Forest,
|Gorda Mountain Road
||Gorda Mountain Road on State Highway #1, in Los Padres National Forest, California
|Salmon Creek Falls
||Salmon Creek Falls, a 120 feet waterfall near Gorda in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California.
|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