||Junction of State Highway #1 with USA Highway #101 in San Luis Obispo, California, a city located roughly midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast. California Polytechnic State University is located nearby. Attractions in San Luis Obispo, CA: Alex G. Spanos Stadium, an 11,075-seat multi-purpose stadium on the campus of California Polytechnic State University, Bubblegum Alley, a local tourist landmark known for its accumulation of used bubble gum on the walls of an alley, The Madonna Inn, a motel of flamboyant style. This is where, Route 1-San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway starts its journey on State Highway #1 along the Pacific Coast through unique geographic sections of the corridor offering spectacular views and awesome natural beauty of the landscape all along besides the opportunities for the outdoor recreation of hiking, biking, and kayaking.
|Stenner Creek Road
||North to the community of Chorro, California.
||To California Men's Colony, a male-only California state prison located northwest of the city of San Luis Obispo, California.
|Camp San Luis Obispo
||South-west of highway. Formerly called Camp Merriam. Original housed the California Army National Guard.
|El Chorro Regional Park and Campground
||On State Highway 1 @ Dairy Creek Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA; has 63 campsites, Dairy Creek Golf Course, hiking trails, picnic areas, volleyball courts, botanical garden, off-leash dog park, horseshoe pits.
|S Bay Boulevard
||South to Morro Bay State Park (1 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA, Tel. 805-772-2560): fishing, sailing, hiking, bird watching, 18-hole public golf course, marina, natural bay habitat, lagoon, museum; Black Hill, a hill in Morro Bay, California, a part of Morro Bay State Park. Visitors can reach the top on a trail that goes all the way to the top. Communities of Los Osos, California and Baywood-Los Osos, California.
|Morro Bay, California
||A waterfront city whose most striking feature is Morro Rock, a 176 m high volcanic plug. Morro Rock stands at the entrance to the harbor, and a causeway connects it with the shore. Morro Bay, a natural embayment with an artificial harbor. It is the only all-weather small craft commercial and recreational harbor between Santa Barbara and Monterey.
|State Route #41/Atascadero Road
||Northeast to the city of Atascadero, CA. Annual Atascadero Wine & Golf Festival (June); Colony Days Parade & Celebration (3rd Saturday in October). South to Morro Strand State Beach, located south of Cayucos on Highway 1 and is a coastal frontage park featuring picnic sites. Jogging, kite flying, windsurfing, fishing. Los Padres National Forest is in the north east of here.
|Old Creek Road
||North to Whale Rock Reservoir.
||Community of Cayucos, CA. - Cayucos State Beach (Cayucos Dr): sandy beach, fishing pier, picnic tables, swimming, tide-pooling, surfing, play equipment, outdoor showers, restrooms.
|Estero Bluffs State Park
||With sea stacks, wetlands, coast terraces, low bluffs, intertida areas, streams, a beach and a cove, this state park aims to conserve a scenic area of the Pacific Ocean coast. Habitat for endangered wildlife species.
|Harmony Headlands State Park
||Located on CA State Highway 1 between the communities of Cayucos and Harmony, CA. Limited amenities: portable toilet, 1.5 mile trail, parking area. Day-use only.
||Community of Harmony, CA. - Harmony Headlands State Park (2.6 miles north of Harmony, CA): 2-mile long Headlands Trail, wetlands, ponds, wildlife habitat, day use hiking (6:00 AM to sunset), parking lot, grasslands, scenic Pacific Ocean view.
|California State Highway 46
||East to the community of Templeton, CA.
||A small seaside community on CA State Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. - Cambria State Marine Park & Marine Conservation Area and White Rock (Cambria) State Marine Conservation Area. Both parks preserve and protect marine ecosystems and ocean wildlife; recreational fishing allowed.
|Cambria Pines, CA
||Northeast of highway. Community of Cambria Pines, CA. Limited services.
||Southwest to Moontone Beach Park and Shamel Community Park in Cambria, CA.
|Hearst San Simeon Beach State Park
||On Van Gordon Creek Road (off San Simeon Creek Rd). Encompasses the Santa Rosa Creek Natural Preserve, Pa-nu Cultural Preserve, and the San Simeon Natural Preserve. Trail, rest-stop benches, interpretive panels, scenic overlooks, campgrounds, picnic areas.
|San Simeon, CA
||Community of San Simeon, CA. - William Hearst Memorial State Beach (Slo San Simeon Rd): ocean kayaking, hiking, pier/deep sea fishing, swimming, beachcombing, boating, sunbathing, picnic facilities, equipment rental.
|Piedras Blancas Light Station
||A lighthouse along scenic CA State Highway 1. Guided tours offered all year.
|Terminus of San Luis Obispo Northcoast Highway
||San Luis Obispo Northcoast Highway terminates near the community of Ragged Point, CA. Nearby is Salmon Creek Falls, a 120-ft waterfall in Los Padres National Forest.