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Enjoy the ride

What a spectacular view of the California coast. If you're lucky enough to be the passenger... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2015
esther_partido
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Monterey, California
Nice ride but average for Big Sur

This would get a five star anywhere else but given there are so many great opportunities along the... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Chris L
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“great drive” (5 reviews)
“bixby bridge” (25 reviews)
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Big Sur, CA
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

What a spectacular view of the California coast. If you're lucky enough to be the passenger instead of the driver, you'll get a chance to enjoy the scenery. My favorite place to pull over and enjoy the view is from Hurricane Point - the Bixby...More

5  Thank esther_partido
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This would get a five star anywhere else but given there are so many great opportunities along the PCH there are better places to spend your time. It is a beautiful unpaved 10 mile road through the hills and forest. The El Sur Ranch has...More

3  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

We only drove a mile or so on this old road to capture views of Bixby Bridge with the Pacific in the background. It was stated on signs not to drive this road after rains, but unfortunately California is not having much of that.

2  Thank niteowljune
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Amazing new perspective on the ocean in Big Sur! It took us a little over an hour to drive the 10 miles (but we made quite a few stops to take pictures and stand in wonder of the huge redwoods overgrowing into the road). And...More

5  Thank Madison S
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

From the Worlds largest green forest to awesome peak views. Breath taking views, the ride up the coast is a don't miss. Big Sur and Highway One Winners. Take the trip that rivals any in view.

2  Thank Umbear
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Narrow, windy unpaved road through most amazing scenery- redwood forests, mountains, ocean view. Make sure driver- and passengers-have nerves of steel!

2  Thank Claire H
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Spiritual. Old giants have their own energy to share. Unforgettable peace and tranquility. My second favorite place to be.

1  Thank Meg S
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Big Sur Is wonderful. It gets in your blood, like no other place on earth. From the crashing waves far below on rocks, to the hikes under the redwood trees, Big Sur is magic! The Old Coast Road follows an old road, that was made...More

1  Thank 4duffy2
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

The art galleries, view and food. A very unique combination. The galleries have a combination of beautiful glass work, woodwork, jewelry, unusual bird houses, pottery, something for everyone!

4  Thank kate1947
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Reviewed 30 May 2015

My wife and daughter along with a couple of our friends and I drove the Old Coast Road on Memorial Day weekend. We took our Toyota 4wd's and had a blast. The road is not technical but is rutted and recommend airing down for a...More

1  Thank Brad C
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michael c
10 October 2017|
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Response from Damien W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, the road was open from Carmel down to Big Sur when I drove down. There had been extensive damage to the road due to mud slides, as you say. We stopped and ate at the River Inn in Big Sur - you could try calling... More
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Sandy L
29 August 2015|
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Response from Realtor44 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you may Mt. bike. I did not nor did I see anyone else that day.
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