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Stunning views on the way there and at the bridge

My daughter and I drove as far into big sur as we could with the road closed from a landslide just... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
travelgal143
,
Southern IL
Loved the place

It was a planned highlight on our drive up Big Sur and the view when we got here was stunning. We... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
GRIMS
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Attard, Malta
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This historical bridge is a popular subject for photographers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“north side” (31 reviews)
“both sides” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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"north side"
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"an engineering marvel"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
in 25 reviews
"take pictures"
in 36 reviews
"dirt road"
in 22 reviews
"pull over"
in 12 reviews
"coastal drive"
in 10 reviews
"road trip"
in 17 reviews
"vista point"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views"
in 18 reviews
"san francisco"
in 11 reviews
"the cliff"
in 16 reviews
"along highway"
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"enjoy the view"
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"parking area"
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"the pacific ocean"
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My daughter and I drove as far into big sur as we could with the road closed from a landslide just past Bixby bridge. This was some of the most beautiful country I have seen and a highlight of our trip.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

It was a planned highlight on our drive up Big Sur and the view when we got here was stunning. We parked relatively easily on the right hand side shoulder of the bridge going north, and spent a good half hour taking photos from all...More

Thank GRIMS
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife (From Wales, UK) were coming through the BIG SUR as part of a 28 day road trip from Seattle to San Diego and it didn't disappoint. Even with the fact you couldn't go all the way through as there had been...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Stop on the North side of the bridge to get your iconic photos. This is a spectacular old bridge from the 1930's. Be ready to search for a parking spot, this is a tourist destination.

Thank RustyWater
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We drove to this part of the highway just to see this bridge. It is a beautiful bridge. The scenery is lovely and the engineering amazing. We stopped at the view point on the North side and were able to get many pictures.

Thank cla3boys
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This bridge is so beautiful, the sea roaring behind it, the height of the bridge- just stunning. You will want to stop and take pictures of the bridge. We did a day trip from north of San Francisco just to see this bridge and it...More

Thank turquoisewaterfan
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Traveled down the coast from Monterey and this view with the bridge was breathtaking to say the least......everyone needs to make the drive !

Thank X7513DWcarolr
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Check out this bridge if you are driving through Big Sur. There are viewpoints both before and after the bridge. Stop at both!

Thank Karen11L
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was a 'must stop' point, traveling down Highway One, particularly as the Pfeiffer Canyon bridge was inaccessible due to rock slides.

Thank Keith_Pr
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The drive to the bridge is amazing! There's lots of people at the viewpoint & parking is difficult. Worth the drive up to Big Sur, even if most of the area is closed due to The the massive land slide awhile back. There's also road...More

Thank ewright2013
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Jessica R
9 August 2017|
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Response from lfabian47 | Reviewed this property |
Need to approach from the north, but it's not a very long drive from Carmel by the Sea and it's a pretty drive with lots of pull outs
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Jessica B
19 May 2017|
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Response from Gul K | Reviewed this property |
You can always have a turn around. It's worth watching though
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Barbara B
26 February 2017|
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Response from Ajay h | Reviewed this property |
just check the caltrain website for Highway 1 closure before you start.. based on the reports in local media, some portion will remain closed for few months because of damage to bridge.. so definitely you can not do... More
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