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Spectacular Views and a Historic Lighthouse

Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway about a half hour south of Carmel is Point Sur Historic... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
jfarlam
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Windsor, Canada
VISTAS!

Tours are offered on limited days and in limited numbers. Check their website. A great hike up the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
lindacrick
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Granville, Ohio
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took the Sunday lighthouse tour on a sunny windy day. Our volunteer guide was excellent. She took her time telling us about the plants and geology as we made our way up the hill toward the lighthouse, on the sheltered leeward side. The views were excellent, though it was too windy to see the whales.
Check their website for dates and times of tours - and go a bit early to be sure of getting in. First come, first served.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The gorgeous vistas of Big Sur will pull you in! Make sure to have a camera on hand because with the beautiful emerald blue Pacific Ocean on one side and the majestic pine trees on the other you'll grab some great pictures. Before you start your drive into Big Sur be sure to pack your lunch because you won't find a lot of places to stop and eat.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Point Sur State Park, featuring the historic Point Sur Lightfhouse, is unlike any other place in the world that is open to the public. It sits on a 350' rock, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, in one of the most scenic locations in California. Getting there is half the fun, and returning at about sunset along State Route 1 is a spiritual experience. There are scheduled tours for fairly small groups and the docents are well versed in the history of the facility. The views, when it's clear, are magnificent, and even when it's foggy (which is a lot of the time), it's still breathtaking. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Big Sur area is one one the nicest places to visit along highway one. It's only about a 45 minute drive from Monterey.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The getting there is so much better than the prize. The drive along highway 1 from Monterey to the Big Sur is very rewarding with fabulous vistas but we were told that the restaurant Nepenthe was unmissable. I must have missed something, the restaurant was closed and the views from the restaurant gardens were no where as good as the road trip to the restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2016
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